Fresno County sheriff's deputies throw birthday party for World War II veteran

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno County Sheriff's deputies gave a local World World II veteran a surprise birthday party Saturday afternoon.

About a dozen deputies responded to Marshal Soria's home in Fresno.

They wished him a happy 100th birthday and presented him with a card signed by the entire gang enforcement unit, MAGEC.

Deputy John Guzman came up with the idea after seeing a story about Soria earlier this week here on Action News and wanted to personally thank him for his service.

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Guzman formerly served in the U.S. Army, and many of the deputies in the photos have also served in the military.
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