WWII vets reunited before showing of war video

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A 99-year-old World War II veteran from Wyoming is sharing pictures and video he took aboard his ship in Japan.

Sid Lenger, who served aboard the LST 651, will show his video at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Marge's Donut Den along 28th Street in Wyoming.

Lenger is among only four remaining crewmembers of the LST 651. Late Tuesday afternoon, a man who worked by his side on that ship arrived in West Michigan for a long-awaited reunion. He also came to show support for Lenger's video debut.

24 Hour News 8 got an early look at Lenger's footage as he recalled his service overseas.

"We were in the first wave at Okinawa," an emotional Lenger explained. "Okinawa was the longest battle of the war."

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