Happy 100th birthday, shipmate! #WWII veteran celebrated at a ceremony in #SanDiego, Nov. 27
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Retired Chief Warrant 2 and World War II veteran, Arthur "Art" Roemmich, celebrated his 100th birthday at a ceremony held at Admiral Baker Clubhouse Nov. 27. During Roemmich's 22 years in the Navy, he was stationed in five different locations and served on seven different ships, his first being USS Northampton, which played a role during the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the war in the Pacific. While reflecting on his own service, Roemmich encouraged the young men and women of our country to seek out the experiences the the Navy has to offer. "If you're interested in seeing the world, the Navy is number one," said Roemmich. "You're going to see it. I saw a lot of places I wouldn't have gotten to see otherwise." Roemmich said his time in the Navy left him with treasured memories of friends made, bonds shared and experiences he couldn't have imagine...