DALLAS - Saturday afternoon, the community rallied around a North Texas World War II veteran celebrating his 101st birthday.
James William Niederer was surprised with an Army supply truck to ride in, along with a convoy of other vehicles.
He used to drive them in WWII.
His son said last year's plans were ruined because of COVID-19, so he and Colonel Michael Hunt had to get creative this year.
Niederer was helped onto the supply truck and given a ride to Plano Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Out of the 250 people in his company, he's the only one still with us.
"I got me a 2023 calendar for next year, so I'll make it to 102 I guess. I didn't think I'd make it to 101," Niederer said.
When the group arrived to the park, Niederer was gifted a framed copy of his memoirs on behalf of the 36th Infantry Division.