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Parma World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

City of Parma recognizes veteran who turned 100 years old.
Posted at 2:44 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 14:44:15-05

PARMA, Ohio — A World War II veteran living in Parma was honored in a special way by the City of Parma on Friday.

Parma resident Gazie Sterrick reached a milestone as he turned 100 years old. Mayor Tim DeGeeter presented Sterrick with a certificate recognizing his service and milestone birthday.

City of Parma recognizes veteran who turned 100 years old.
City of Parma recognizes veteran who turned 100 years old.

Sterrick and his wife Helen have been married for 72 years.

He served as a corporal in the army and fought in the five major battles of the European campaign: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.

City of Parma recognizes veteran who turned 100 years old.
City of Parma recognizes veteran who turned 100 years old.

Rewards he has received include the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five bronze stars. He was discharged from the army in 1945.