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Mr. Drake and his children and Senator Tuberville’s Senior Defense Liaison Brian Naugher. Mr. Drake is holding flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of his 105th birthday.

Flag flown over US Capitol in honor of Harvest WWII veteran’s 105th birthday

HUNTSVILLE — This weekend, World War II Veteran John Drake of Harvest celebrated his 105th birthday at Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Huntsville. Senator Tuberville’s Senior Defense Liaison Brian Naugher presented Mr. Drake with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol and a birthday letter from the Senator. The North Alabama Veterans Coalition also presented Mr. Drake with a Quilt of Valor.

“You have positively impacted so many lives through your years of service and you continue to do so today,”Senator Tuberville noted in his letter to Mr. Drake.

Mr. Drake served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army and is a lifelong Madison County resident. After his service in World War II, he returned home to Harvest, where he and his wife raised their nine children.

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