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World War II veteran still serving others by delivering meals

Posted at 11:12 AM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 11:12:19-05

A 97-year-old Tennessee veteran who spent years piloting fighter planes in World War II is still serving others.

Every week, Mid-Cumberland Meals-on-Wheels loads Charlie Cunningham up with food. He delivers meals to nearly eight people per week.

News 4 was there for an extra special delivery for 90-year-old Joe Smith, who served in the Navy during World War II.

The two had never met until now and both say they’ve made a new friend.

“The old folks are delighted to see me come,” Cunningham said.

Cunningham drives a silver Mustang to deliver the meals.

“It’s an encouragement. I’m having trouble moving around the room and use one of these things, and Charlie’s out there driving,” Smith said.