Temple: WWII veteran celebrates milestone birthday

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) One of our nation's heroes is celebrated a milestone birthday Tuesday.

Cloy Allen turned 99 years old.

He's a World War II veteran living in Wildflower Senior Center in Temple.

The center came together for his special day.

Allen says he's beyond blessed to be celebrating year 99.

"I am so thankful, and I wish every body here reaches 99 and beyond," he told us.

Allen enjoyed his favorite meal from Busch's Chicken with an ice cold beer.

He is known as the jokester in the senior center and Allen still gets out and about, shopping at Walmart every Monday.

And although he doesn't run anymore he says he did for years and it's the secret to long life.