- Feb 10, 2016
WWII Marine vet, 99, wins battle with coronavirus: 'I've gone through hell more than once and this came almost as close'
A 99-year-old Marine veteran earned a new medal this week -- to go along with the two Purple Hearts he was given for his actions during World War II -- after winning a long and tough battle against the coronavirus.
I have known Max for over four years; he has always been a "fire cracker".
It has always been a treasure to speak with and listen to him.
I hope to have more times in the near future to do so.