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World War II vet celebrates 90th birthday

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Bert Collier celebrates his birthday with cake, family and friends. Bert Collier celebrates his birthday with cake, family and friends.
Collier was joined by another WWII vet who was known as Collier's radio man during the war. Collier was joined by another WWII vet who was known as Collier's radio man during the war.

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma hero and World War II veteran celebrated his 90th birthday.

Bert Collier was honored by his family and friends and reminisced about his time spent serving the country as a paratrooper.

Collier survived the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was immediately drafted into the military.

He eventually trained to become a paratrooper, and jumped for the first time during the infamous D-Day attack in Normandy.

Collier was awarded a purple heart and a bronze star in recognition of his dedication and heroism.

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