1920 War veteran Józef Kowalski turns 113!

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    Józef Kowalski (born 2 February 1900) is, at age 113, thought to be Poland's oldest living man, and is possibly the oldest living man in Europe and second-oldest living man in the world. He is the oldest verified military veteran in the world, following the death of Gertrude Noone. He is also the only living verified veteran of the 1919–1921 Polish-Soviet War. Kowalski served in the 22nd Uhlan Regiment of the Polish Army. He took part in the September Campaign in World War II, and was later held in a concentration camp. On his 110th birthday, he was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for his war service by President Lech Kaczyński, of Poland. He lives in Tursk, near Sulęcin, in a care home. On 23 February 2012 Kowalski was promoted to the rank of kapitan, and on 16 August 2012 he was nominated to become an honorary citizen of the city of Wołomin, having already become an honorary citizen of both Warsaw and Radzymin.

    Happy Birthday Sir!!!
     
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    #2 Wurger, Feb 3, 2013
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    A Happy Birthday !!!

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    a very happy birthday Sir !
     
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    A very Happy Birthday to a remarkable man!
     
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    Damn! Happy Birthday!
     
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    Whow. Happy birthday.
     
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    :salute: Happy Birthday Sir!!
     
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    Happy Birthday Sir! :salute:
     
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    Wow! Happy Birthday!
     
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    A cracking age. Happy Birthday to him.

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    Happy Birthday. Too bad he will probably not know how many people do wish him that and I would most definatelly not live that long.
     
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    113? Heck, he's just gettin warmed up! Happy Birthday, sir! :salute:
     
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