Mid-South veteran celebrates 102nd birthday

Mid-South veteran celebrates 102nd birthday
Mid-South veteran celebrates 102nd birthday (Source: Peter Rayburn)

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - A Mid-South veteran celebrated his 102nd birthday Wednesday.

Joe Buhler was surprised with a drive-by birthday party, courtesy of the Collierville and Germantown community.

Stills from Joe‘s birthday drive by

Posted by Peter Rayburn on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

He was a B-17 pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II, in which he had flown 31 missions.

Buhler rejoined the newly formed US Air Force, becoming one of only a few pilots who were entrusted to carry nuclear weapons.

He later taught chemistry and retired in Collierville.

Buhler is widowed and has been a resident of Schilling Gardens since August 2019.

Please help us wish Mr. Joe a happy birthday!

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