WWII hero gets ride around Talladega Superspeedway
TALLADEGA, Ala. (WBRC) - A 100-year-old World War II veteran got to scratch a major item off his bucket list at the Talladega Superspeedway Thursday.
George Mills, from Decatur, served as a sergeant in the Army’s 28th Infantry Division and he was a P.O.W. for five months.
Talladega honored Mills with a few laps around the race track. We asked him if this was the best ride he’d ever had.
Mills said, “I don’t know about that now. You know I’m a World War II veteran. The best ride I’ve ever had? I’ve had corvettes since 1957. I got a Z06 now. So I’ve always liked fast cars you know.”
The track event was a part of the “Honoring Veteran’s Legacy” nonprofit organization.
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