Rockwall WWII veteran turns 100 Oct. 31, community invited to join car parade in his honor

Herman Billnitzer

ROCKWALL, TX – October 12, 2020 — Local WWII veteran Herman Billnitzer is in for quite the treat this Halloween when he celebrates his 100th birthday.

The community is invited to join a birthday train of 100 cars driving past Herman’s house on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. Rally areas will be in the area of the Neighborhood Walmart (850 Rusk St.) at 10 a.m.

Herman served in the Navy and as a Corpsman of the 1st Marines Division during the Pacific War. He spent four years of service in the Pacific providing aid to injured soldiers on the front lines, and as you can imagine, he has some very harrowing stories to tell from his experience. He served at the same time as his three brothers Paul, Carl and Teddy. His two older brothers, Paul and Carl, served as officers and his youngest brother Teddy served as a combat medic. Today, he lives in Rockwall with his daughter Cheryl Wynne and is an active member of the American Legion Terry Fisher Post 117 of Rockwall.

To reserve your spot in the 100-car birthday train for Herman, RSVP to Mike Donnegan at 214-226-8944.

Blue Ribbon News staff report.

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