WWII veteran honored with special day in Okaloosa County

Okaloosa County Commissioners honored World War II veteran Paul Vincent Cloud. (WJHG/WECP)

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A World War II veteran was honored Tuesday in Okaloosa County.

Paul Vincent Cloud is celebrating 100 years of life. But many years ago, before his 18th birthday and with his parents' permission, he enlisted in the military. He served in north Africa and Italy. Cloud also earned several medals.

When he returned to the United States, he continued to serve by becoming an employee of the Veteran's Administration and the IRS.

Okaloosa County Commissioners honored Cloud at their meeting. They also proclaimed June 8th as Paul Vincent Cloud Day in Okaloosa County.

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