Kentucky veteran celebrates 108th birthday

Chester Wilson is celebrating his 108th birthday.
Chester Wilson is celebrating his 108th birthday.(Mayor Linda Gorton)
Published: Apr. 25, 2022 at 5:47 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky veteran has reached a big birthday.

Chester Wilson is celebrating his 108th birthday on Monday. He was born in Lexington and played baseball at Bryan Station High School and for the Bluegrass Minor League team.

Wilson also served on the USS Benevolence during WWII.

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton wished Wilson a happy birthday, and also named Monday “Chester Wilson Day” here in Lexington.

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