SYKESVILLE, MD. (WJZ) — A retired Marine officer and a veteran of World War II will be turning 100 years old on Monday.

Family, friends and the community held a drive-by parade to celebrate in Sykesville.

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Music played, motorcycles revved their engines, and others marched in honor of Col. Lou Schott.

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He fought in the battles of New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa. He is also a Purple Heart recipient.

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He retired from the Marine Corps in 1967. Happy birthday!

CBS Baltimore Staff