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The oldest living U.S. Marine veteran celebrated a major milestone birthday this Friday when he turned 105.

Not even the coronavirus pandemic could stop the drive-by salute his friends, family, and fellow Marines took part in to celebrate World War II veteran and centenarian Maj. Bill White, CBS Sacramento reported.

KCRA reported that the driveway of White’s assisted living facility was decked out in red, white, and blue balloons and that there were socially distanced areas where residents of the retirement community could watch the parade.

After the parade, the retirement community hosted a birthday Bingo bash in honor of White because it is his favorite game.

“Feels just as good as it did at 104,” White said Friday.

White’s positive spirit is the reason there was so much fanfare and love outside his assisted living facility in Stockton, California.

“He was in Shanghai before WWII and the Japanese invasion and all that, Iwo Jima got hit. Blown up with a grenade. Recovered from that. Spent a total of 30 years in the Marine Corps. Just an amazing guy,” Tony Walker, communications director for The Oaks at Inglewood, told CBS Sacramento.

White first stole the hearts of many when he asked for a few Valentine’s Day cards in what turned into “Operation Valentine.”

Since then, he received more than half-a-million cards from around the world, including special notes from President Donald Trump and NASA.

At the drive-by salute, White took in his birthday milestone and is already looking forward to turning 106.

“Right now I’m trying for 106,” he said. “One at a time.”

White says his secret to longevity is keeping his mind active by reading.

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Alzheimer patient, 69, ‘roughed up’ and has wedding ring stolen ‘by orderly’ days after she started living at care home

A 69-YEAR-old woman with Alzheimer's was allegedly beaten and had her wedding ring stolen "by orderly" just days after she started living at a care home.

Stacey Tirrell Mercer, 31, now faces charges for elder abuse and robbery after allegedly harming the elderly Michigan woman.

4Stacey Tirrell Mercer, 31, faces charges for alleged elder abuse and theftCredit: Michigan State Prison 4The incident allegedly occurred at Villa at Green Lake Estates in West Bloomfield, MichiganCredit: Fox Detroit

Kristine Tracy had just moved into Villa at Green Lake Estates in West Bloomfield– and days later, her husband claims her wedding ring was stolen.

"She never took it off," husband Stan told WJBK.

The couple have been married nearly 50 years.

Pictures show Kristine had a bump and cut on her head, and cuts to her finger where her wedding ring was.

West Bloomfield Police told WDIV that they were made aware of the incident on July 15 – but it actually occurred on July 11.

Deputy Chief Curtis Lawson told the outlet "the victim’s husband came in stated that he had just seen [his wife] at a local hospital and she had a contusion above her right eye, and there was a lot of scratches around her ring finger so he’s obviously concerned for her welfare."

Lawson said police got video from the care center and saw the suspect – now identified as Mercer – "on several occasions tried to remove the ring" from the victim's finger.

He told WDIV the victim was "roughed up" as a result, and her finger was injured.

Greg Rohl, the attorney suing Villa at Green Lake Estates, said the nursing home claimed that Kristine's injuries were caused by her falling.

4Kristine Tracy's husband, Stan, said his wife never took her ring offCredit: Fox Detroit 4'I would just like to have it,' Stan said of his wife's missing wedding ringCredit: Fox Detroit

"They don't let them fall on their [expletive] on their head. They don't do that," Stan claimed to WJBK.

Police have video of the beating, but they are not releasing it at this time, WJBK reported.

Villa at Green Lake Estates released a statement to WDIV, saying they have "a zero tolerance policy for theft" and are working to get the ring back.

Stan told WJBK the ring is still missing.

"I would just like to have it," he said, telling the news outlet he may have given it to his granddaughter or worn it himself on a chain.

The care center said that once they were made aware of the allegation and there was an investigation, the worker was fired.

Mercer has been arrested and charged with fourth degree elder abuse and unarmed robbery, WDIV reported.

"Villa at Green Lake Estates will continue to cooperate fully with West Bloomfield police," the center said in a statement to WDIV.

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"Villa does not tolerate any form of abuse, including theft or attempted theft of Company property or property of any employee, patient, or visitor."

West Bloomfield Police urged anyone who suspects a victim of elder abuse to come forward.

"Elder Abuse is a real problem and is an under reported crime. Contact your local police if you suspect abuse," police said.

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