Centenarian honored for WWII service

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World War II veteran Alvaro “Al” Fernandez, 100, is pinned Jan. 31 by Korean War veteran Terry Willis, an honor guard member with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10141 in Bradenton, at Fernandez’s home on Sixth Avenue in Holmes Beach. The pinning was part of the Tidewell Hospice Honors Veterans Program. Fernandez was a U.S. Air Force communications sergeant. He also received a certificate and his wife Yolanda and daughter Margie received veteran caretaker pins. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Allen