West Babylon World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday at Melville rehabilitation center
A West Babylon veteran celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday.
Fred Gruetter, a World War II veteran from the US Army Air Corps, celebrated the milestone at St. Charles Hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Melville.
He has been receiving outpatient physical therapy there for 11 years for a rare disease damaging the nervous system and muscles.
Gruetter is the rehabilitation center's eldest patient and all say they admire his desire to "keep moving."