YouTube / Remember WWII with Rishi Sharma
To be this physically and mentally active while being 106 is an amazing achievement. Joe Burgess, a World War II veteran, tells us stories about his time in the war and how he keeps his health in check.
Possibly the most harrowing experience he shared was the one about counting parachutes. He recalled that every time a friendly plane would get shot down, they would all look and count how many parachutes would open up.
Joe started his career as an electrical engineer at Offutt Air Force. During WWII, he was a radio operator and gunner for a B-24 crew. Now, he spends his free time playing golf and being active every single day.
He attributes his time at the Civilian Conservation Corps to his good health today. Burgess also never drank, smoked, or ate anything sweet! Watch this lively interview with the WWII veteran down below.