Twin WWII vets celebrate 95th birthday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Twin brothers who share a common bond hit a major milestone on Tuesday.

They turned 95.

Brothers George and Bill Swanson were born in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States and gas was only $0.25 a gallon.

The two have been bonded since birth. They grew up dressing alike, learning to drive together and also sharing their love for women.

They even had a double wedding, and married best friends.

The brothers are are also on a Wall of Honor inside the Oxmoor lodge for their service in World War II.

Bill enlisted in the Army/Air Force in 1942. George joined him the following year.

Both served until 1945, got jobs, had families and eventually retired.

Now they’re celebrating more than nine decades of life.

“You know,” said Bill, “when you get to be 70 and 75 and 80, you just don’t think it can go on and on and on every five years. We just never thought it could happen, it did though.”

Read more: WDRB

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