190129 100 Yr Vet 3
James Neiss/staff photographer
North Tonawanda, NY - WWII Veteran John Gawel of Niagara Falls is celebrating his 100th Birthday.
(JOHN GAWEL), one of the very few surviving World War II veterans in Niagara Falls and western New York will be turning a century old on January 30th. Up to this point still living independently at the Forestview Senior Apartments complex in Wheatfield (he will be changing over to assisted living this very week). On TUESDAY, JANUARY 29TH at 10:00 a. m. there will be held a special breakfast and Military Ceremony honoring him. There will be many Marines there and also I believe Mayor Dyster will be citing him and presenting him with an award. I just recently learned of all this, but apparently it’s supposed to be quite a newsworthy big event.