Neighbors, family and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps gathered in recognition of the 100th birthday of Basil Emery. A 50-car parade was held to celebrate the World War II veteran and longtime San Mateo community member. Basil and his wife Annabelle Emery got married Oct. 30, 1942. Shortly after that he left for the service in what was then called the Army Air Corps. He served in China, Burma and India, controlling the food supply. They had to drop off food out in the field where trucks could not go, so it was air dropped, and some was behind the lines even of the enemy or at least as they moved, behind the old enemy lines. He served until the war was over in 1945.

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What a wonderful man and American. Happy Birthday Basil



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