WWII Veteran and NYC Native Celebrates 100th Birthday

Al Jameison welcomed all the attention Wednesday, but was — he said — a bit surprised.

“I said, ‘gee whiz.’ I didn’t think I’d reach an age like that,” he said.

That’s because the East Harlem native turned 100 Wednesday. The milestone prompted a party at a Long Island assisted living facility Jameison now calls home.

“He’s been through a lot, he’s seen a lot,” Timothy said.

Jameison’s only son describes his dad an old school tough New Yorker, a member of the Army’s Military Police in World War II who was still driving and living on his own until about four years ago

“I think his secret was

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