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Kern's oldest World War II veteran passes away

Betty Petrie
Posted at 8:44 PM, Dec 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-21 23:44:27-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Kern County lost a beloved veteran on Sunday. Betty Petrie, Kern's oldest World War II veteran passed away.

Petrie just celebrated her 106th birthday in September when the community showed up for a special drive-by parade. Lili Marsh with Honor Flight Kern County shared the news of her passing.

Petrie was a Navy veteran working in code breaking and a well-known fixture at Brookdale Riverwalk.

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