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Former WWII POW's Celebrate The 90's

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

Three former POW's from World War Two spent the noon hour on Wednesday blowing out birthday candles.  The Valley trio range in age from 91 to 99.

Jack Schwartz is the senior member.  He turns 99 this month.  Schwartz was taken prisoner of war on the third day of World War Two. 

Later this month Schwartz will join 70 other WWII veterans as they travel to Washington D.C. on the Central Valley Honor Flight. "Happy to be on it.  I've been back to Washington but this is sort of special.  Having a whole group of WWII vets at the same time."  

The other two birthday boys are 97 year old Jerry Eckenrod and the kid of the group 91 year old Rudy Giannoni.  Both are from Fresno.

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