Rockford WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday


A local war hero celebrated a milestone on Tuesday. Bill Allen turned 100 years old. 

Allen is a veteran of World War II.

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara came out to celebrate the special occasion with Allen’s family and friends at the YMCA lodge, at 200 Y Blvd.

Allen says the advice he’d give people to help them live a long life is “Get ouf of bed and just do it.”

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