Originally published Monday, August 7, 2017 at 05:58a.m.

Ben Souler is a World War II and Korean War veteran who is turning 100.

He served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years.

He was also a pioneer for the New York Conservative Party. Paul Gosar wrote a letter wishing him a happy birthday.

His family is celebrating his milestone on Aug. 5 at the First Church of the Nazarene.