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Happy 100

A multigenerational family photo featuring Mr. Reece in the center. Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce

Special to the Herald-News

Many of you may not know him, but Robert Reece, or Bob as many call him has been in this world for 100 years as of June 18, 2023. That’s a serious accomplishment considering he was also in WWII on the USS Davison guarding supply ships.

It was noted that this birthday makes Bob the oldest living WWII veteran in Metcalfe County. We haven’t confirmed that, but at 100 who’s going to argue?

His family, in order to celebrate this milestone, held a gathering in the historic courthouse yard on Friday, June 16th. The celebration was open to anyone who wanted to drop by and say Happy Birthday and wish him well.

A basket was available for hand-delivered birthday cards and cake and refreshments were served. A very large group gathered to celebrate with him.

His niece, Carol Perkins welcomed everyone to the celebration followed by a bit of information about his days in the Navy during WWII.

Donald Walbert attended on behalf of Governor Andy Beshear and Kentucky State House Representative Amy Neighbors present him with a citation. The KDVA Commissioner wished Mr. Reece a happy birthday as well.

Locally, Judge/Executive Larry Wilson representing Metcalfe County, and Mayor Doug Smith representing the City of Edmonton, both made presentations.

We at The Herald-News and Jobe Publishing, Inc. wish Mr. Reece a very Happy Birthday and wish him many more to come.

Arriving at the celebration in style riding in a 1923 Ford Model T driven by Mark Frint. Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce

A photo of Bob while he was in the US Navy. Photo submitted by family

A small representation of the crowd that attended the birthday celebration. Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce



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