JOLIET- State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) was honored to congratulate Mr. Leon O’Brien on his 100th birthday Friday, Feb. 2 at Rosewood Care Center of Joliet.

O’Brien was born Feb. 2, 1918 to John Henry O’Brien and Clara Eve Bertrand in Reddick, Ill. He is a distinguished World War II veteran who served as a United States Army T-Sergeant in North Africa and Italy. On Aug. 23, 1941 he married Velma Hunt, his sweetheart of 77 years. Velma is 99 years young.

PHOTO Bertino Tarrant congratulates WWII veteran Leon OBrien on 100th birthday

Pictured, Leon O’Brien is seated with Velma. State Senator Bertino-Tarrant is standing second from the left with the O’Brien Family.

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