Pine Belt veteran celebrates 103rd birthday

Retired Army brigadier general reaches 103 years old
Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 11:12 PM CST
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A local veteran has made it another year past the century mark.

Robert Trimble, a retired Brigadier General in the United States Army and Purple Heart recipient, celebrated his 103rd birthday Wednesday afternoon.

Family and friends came to celebrate in his honor at the Clairborne Assisted Living Center in Hattiesburg.

“I wish I was in better health, but I thank the Lord I am breathing and doing alright,” said Trimble.

The staff at Claiborne made a lunch for all those who attended.

Local VFW members also came out to honor Trimble for making it to 103.

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