Clovis World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

CLOVIS, Calif. (KFSN) -- A World War II veteran in Clovis got a loud and proud tribute, as loved ones and local leaders helped celebrate his 100th birthday.

Dr. Gilbert Stocks served as a Navy pilot in the war.

Once he returned home, he worked as an optometrist in the Central Valley for several decades before retiring.

On Wednesday, friends and family gathered for a birthday celebration.

The Central Valley Honor Flight organized the parade and community tribute.

The City of Clovis and Fresno County Board of Supervisors also delivered proclamations in honor of Dr. Stocks.

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