Letter: Bristol’s own World War II hero turns 100

Posted 5/15/20

On Sunday, May 10, Mothers’ Day, Bristol’s Arthur Medeiros celebrated his 100th birthday.

His many friends and family members organized a motorcade, including by one person’s …

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Letter: Bristol’s own World War II hero turns 100

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On Sunday, May 10, Mothers’ Day, Bristol’s Arthur Medeiros celebrated his 100th birthday.

His many friends and family members organized a motorcade, including by one person’s count 65 private vehicles escorted by Bristol police and fire department personnel and equipment, to drive by his apartment at Benjamin Church Manor in a surprise tribute to a rather amazing senior citizen.

Among Arthur’s many accomplishments and achievements over his long life, one especially stands out that many people, even friends, likely are not aware of. He is a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge, and during his time as a World War II combat infantryman (machine gunner), he earned a silver star, bronze star, three purple hearts and a presidential unit citation among other war time campaign medals.

On behalf of Arthur’s family, we would like to thank and express our sincere appreciation to his many friends and Bristol’s Police and Fire Department personnel for their participation and for making this special birthday celebration the huge success it was.

Arthur was taken totally by surprise and was truly touched by the day’s display of love, respect and joy, for which he is so richly deserving.

Happy birthday, Arthur.

Richard Sousa

Pete Hewett

Bristol

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