World War II Veteran From Evansville Celebrates 105th Birthday

A Tri-State veteran is celebrating a milestone birthday.

Posted: Jul 7, 2021 11:50 AM
Updated: Jul 8, 2021 12:18 AM

A Tri-State veteran is celebrating a milestone birthday.

World War II U.S. Army Veteran Thurman Carnal turned 105-years-old on Tuesday.

Carnal was a truck driver for the U.S. Army in the 24th EVAC Unit in Europe from 1942 to 1945.

Family and Friends surprised Carnal by joining him on his special day.

Among the guests, local Indiana State Representative Wendy McNamara, who has known Carnal for several years.

"Thurman has made the rounds," said Rep. Wendy McNamara. "He has been entertained by the Governor, The Lieutenant Governor, by the Secretary of State, Larry Bucshon was here last year, but of course I call Thurman my special guy. I was happy to be able to celebrate with Thurman and be a part of Thurman's life."

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Sure, yesterday's passing cold front and lingering rainfall made for a cooler-than average, fall-like day across the Tri-State - today on the other hand, was a bit more summer-like. The core of high pressure flowing in behind that cold front has now settled to our east and is actively pumping southerly winds, more heat and gulf humidity back into the Ohio valley. As a result, temperatures pushed back into the mid 80s for the majority of the region; the added humidity even made it feel a few degrees hotter as well. As for the rest of the evening, conditions will remain dry with temperatures gradually falling from 80° around dinnertime into the mid to low 70s by 10PM. The combination of added cloud cover overnight and those aforementioned southerly winds will help keep temperatures mild tonight - we'll only dip as low as 67° early Friday morning in the River City.
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