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100-year-old U.S. Air Force Veteran celebrated at the Spokane VA Medical Center

George “Bud” Garvin, U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran, is greeted by friends, family and staff members lining the hallways for his 100th birthday celebration at Spokane Veterans medical Center, Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. Garvin, while serving, endured the attack on Pearl Harbor, the invasion at Omaha Beach and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

George “Bud” Garvin, U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran, is greeted by friends, family and staff members lining the hallways for his 100th birthday celebration at Spokane Veterans medical Center, Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. Garvin, while serving, endured the attack on Pearl Harbor, the invasion at Omaha Beach and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Chief Master Sgt. Christian Pugh, 92nd Air Refueling Wing command chief and Chief Master Sgt. George Lynn, 141st Air National Guard (acting) command chief, thank the World War II veterans for their military service at the Spokane VA Medical Center Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. Pugh was a guest speaker at the 100th birthday celebration of the U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran George “Bud” Garvin, 99th birthday of U.S. Army veteran Clyde Buteau and the 92nd birthday of U.S. Navy veteran Sid Kennedy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicolo J. Daniello)

Chief Master Sgt. Christian Pugh, 92nd Air Refueling Wing command chief and Chief Master Sgt. George Lynn, 141st Air National Guard (acting) command chief, thank the World War II veterans for their military service at the Spokane VA Medical Center Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. Pugh was a guest speaker at the 100th birthday celebration of the U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran George “Bud” Garvin, 99th birthday of U.S. Army veteran Clyde Buteau and the 92nd birthday of U.S. Navy veteran Sid Kennedy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicolo J. Daniello)

George “Bud” Garvin, veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force, blows out his birthday candle during his birthday celebration at the Spokane VA Medical Center Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. The Spokane VAMC hosted his 100th birthday celebration and honored him for his military service during; Pearl Harbor, D-Day invasion at Omaha beach and the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicolo J. Daniello)

George “Bud” Garvin, veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force, blows out his birthday candle during his birthday celebration at the Spokane VA Medical Center Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. The Spokane VAMC hosted his 100th birthday celebration and honored him for his military service during; Pearl Harbor, D-Day invasion at Omaha beach and the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicolo J. Daniello)

A shadowbox is displayed during the celebration of 100-year-old U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran during his birthday celebration at Spokane Veterans medical Center, Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. George “Bud” Garvin, born in 1915, served 30 years in the united states armed forces and retired as a Major in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

A shadowbox is displayed during the celebration of 100-year-old U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran during his birthday celebration at Spokane Veterans medical Center, Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. George “Bud” Garvin, born in 1915, served 30 years in the united states armed forces and retired as a Major in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

George “Bud” Garvin, U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran, smiles while friend, family and staff member sing ‘Happy Birthday’ his 100th birthday celebration at Spokane Veterans medical Center, Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. Garvin shared the occasion with three Pearl Harbor survivors along with members of the Lilac City Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, celebrating their birthdays with Veterans, medical center staff, and invited guests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

George “Bud” Garvin, U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran, smiles while friend, family and staff member sing ‘Happy Birthday’ his 100th birthday celebration at Spokane Veterans medical Center, Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. Garvin shared the occasion with three Pearl Harbor survivors along with members of the Lilac City Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, celebrating their birthdays with Veterans, medical center staff, and invited guests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

A pie decorated with candles signifies the 100th birthday of U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran, George “Bud” Garvin, during a celebration at Spokane Veterans medical Center, Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. Garvin said in his 100 years alive he never liked cake prompting Veterans Medical Center staff to specialize a pie for his celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

A pie decorated with candles signifies the 100th birthday of U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran, George “Bud” Garvin, during a celebration at Spokane Veterans medical Center, Jan. 21, 2015, Spokane, Wash. Garvin said in his 100 years alive he never liked cake prompting Veterans Medical Center staff to specialize a pie for his celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- The Spokane VA Medical Center hosted a 100th birthday celebration for a World War II veteran Jan. 21, 2015. During the event, three Pearl Harbor survivors were also recognized. 

George "Bud" Garvin is a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, which later became the U.S. Air Force. Garvin survived famous events such as Pearl Harbor, D-Day invasion at Omaha beach and the Battle of the Bulge which resulted in more than 90,000 troops being killed, injured, captured or missing in action.

Garvin celebrated his birthday alongside U.S. Army veteran Clyde Buteau who turned 99 years old and U.S. Navy veteran Sid Kennedy who turned 92 years old. Guest speakers included; a representative from Sen. Maria Cantwell's office and a representative from senator Patty Murray's office, a representative from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers office. Also in attendance were Chief Master Sgt. Christian M. Pugh, 92nd Air Refueling Wing command chief and Chief Master Sgt. George Lynn, 141st Air National Guard (acting) command chief, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.

"It's my pleasure to represent the men and women of team Fairchild in saluting these great veterans that we have here today," Pugh said. "They set the bar high and as a military man I know that the things that they've done and the sacrifices they made are what we emulate today and hope to achieve in our military service."

Pugh went on to thank the veterans for their service on behalf of the men and women of Fairchild Air Force Base.

"I'd like to say something and make a little speech but I'm just baffled by all of this going on," said Garvin, who is also a member of the Lilac City Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association alongside Buteau and Kennedy. "I never could have dreamed of such a big celebration."

As the ceremony concluded Garvin went on to say that they were just doing their duty and every soldier deserves the same recognition.