Mitchell WWII Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

(Mitchell, SD) — A World War II Veteran is being honored in Mitchell after celebrating his 100th birthday on Sunday. Bob Hendrix was joined by friends, family, and a few special guests. Hendrix served in the Navy from 1941 to 1947 in both theaters of World War II on three different aircraft carriers. He was a gunner on a Douglas Dive Bomber and an aircraft mechanic, surviving multiple kamikaze attacks. Hendrix and his son, Gary, farmed just north of Mitchell for years. Bob and his wife also served the local community in various ways for many years.

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