Florida WWII veteran celebrates his 100th birthday

Posted at 5:03 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 17:03:24-04

Bill Poulos has lived a good life. He has five kids and five grandkids.

“They are all amazing every single one of them,” said Poulos.

He is also in a very special club. Poulous turned 100-years-old this week. He said the key to life is to enjoy life.

“Enjoy life while you can, who knows what will happen,” said Poulos.

He currently lives in an assisted living facility in the Clearwater area with his wife.

“She is absolutely an angel, I have been blessed,” said Poulos.

Poulos lived in Florida most of his life. He worked as a contractor and spent some time in law enforcement, but he said his time in the Air Force during WWII is the work that he is most proud of.

“I was a staff radar officer, very proud I loved the Air Force,” said Poulos.

Bill’s daughter, Janet Hagan, said she isn’t surprised that her dad lived so long.

“He’s got a great attitude, a lot of faith that always carried him through,” said Hagan.

Bill said he still enjoys playing poker at least three times a week.