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Tyler resident and World War II veteran turns 100 years old

Patriot Guard Riders of East Texas honored veteran for his 100th birthday
Credit: Maleri McHam, Tyler Morning Telegraph
From left, granddaughter Paige Weis, World War 2 veteran Melvin Gromatzky and daughter Carolyn Morgan are seen Tuesday at Atria Copeland retirement community in Tyler on the eve of Gromatzky's 100th birthday.

TYLER, Texas — A Tyler World War II veteran was honored Tuesday on the eve of his 100th birthday with a procession by the Patriot Guard Riders of East Texas at Atria Copeland retirement community.

Melvin Gromatzky said he is thankful for his family, for becoming a centenarian and especially for God.

“I also want to give thanks to my doctor, who for about the last 15 years has got me going straight,” he said.

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