AL resident, WWII vet celebrates 100th birthday in Alex City

Published: Oct. 22, 2015 at 8:21 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2015 at 8:21 PM CDT
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ALEXANDER CITY, AL (WSFA) - Cecil Bryant, an Alabama resident and World War II veteran, celebrated his 100th birthday in Alexander City on Thursday.

Bryant was honored on Thursday by the Alexander City Veterans Honor Guard at the Alexander City Methodist Church. Mayor Charles Shaw was also in attendance and read a proclamation from the city in Bryant's honor.

Bryant has been married to his wife, Sara, for 66 years, and has a daughter, Susan, and a son, David.

Bryant played baseball in his younger years, and was even drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, but was called to service and never got to play for St. Louis.

After he served in WWII, Bryant worked at Russell Mills. He also became a charter member of the Alex City Rescue Squad, the Alexander City Methodist Church and is a member of the Alex City Veterans Honor Guard.

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