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106-year-old World Battle II veteran throws first pitch at Kansas Metropolis Royals sport

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If anybody would know the best way to kick off the Fourth of July weekend, it’s most likely Mabel Johnson.

A World Battle II veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, the 106-year-old Johnson has seen her share of the nation’s birthdays.

The Olathe, Kansas, resident celebrated this yr’s birthday by throwing out the primary pitch at Friday night time’s Kansas Metropolis Royals sport.

Johnson has been a Kansas resident since 1991, when she moved to the Kansas Metropolis space together with her husband, who additionally served throughout WWII, and their kids, in response to a U.S. Coast Guard weblog publish.

This story was initially revealed by Sam Hartle at KSHB.

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