Celebrating Veteran’s Birthday

A little rain didn’t stop one local veteran from getting a warm welcome from the members of not-for-profit Operation Welcome You Home.

Born July 2nd, 1925, John “Jack” Sheehan was drafted to World War II in 1945, joining the Fifth Army.

Decades later, on his birthday, cop cars and a fire truck escorted members of the community who wanted to give him a thank you unlike any other.

“At first I thought there was a fire somewhere,” said Sheehan. “I didn’t know what to think because it was a complete surprise to me.”

“He’s a humble but very proud Irish man,” said Jenny Morken, Sheehan’s granddaughter who planned the surprise.

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