WWII veteran survives COVID-19, released from hospital on 104th birthday

Major Wooten was released from the hospital on his 104th birthday after he survived his battle with COVID-19.
1:39 | 12/04/20

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Finally tonight, happy birthday, major Wooten. His name is major Wooten. He was a private first class in World War II. He landed on Utah beach two months after d-day. Last year, he returned to nor man day. We reported on the 75th anniversary, traveling to France, as well. And there he is, seated right in the middle, saluting. He's a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather and a great-great-grandfather, too. And he came down with coronavirus. He was taken to Madison hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. And this week, they were lined up as major Wooten prepared to leave. Turning 104 today. And as major Wooten left the hospital, pop pop, as he's called, they sang to him, "Happy birthday." Happy birthday dear pop pop happy birthday to you Major thanking the team. And right here tonight. Hi, David. His granddaugtder, holly. Telling us he's home, doing well, and marked his birthday today. We are just so blessed T to have him home with us and he is going to make it through it. The family grateful for his team at the hospital. Hey, David. Right here, two of his nurses, Shelby hogan and Shaun king. Even at 104 years old, he's fighting off this coronavirus just like so many other things that he's fought off in his life. He served our country and we're so grateful for that. A fighter, indeed. New York State of Health is always here for you.

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