A baker’s dozen of World War II veterans gathered at Robert’s Meat Market Wednesday, Nov. 5 to celebrate the 98th birthday of Bridge City’s Cedric Stout, a sailor in the U.S. Navy who survived the Japanese Attack on the Pear Harbor Naval Base on Dec. 7, 1941. From left, they are Millard Cox, Burdette Oldbury, J.D. Dixson, Lennie Benoit, Ruby Parks, John Pittman, Cedric Stout, J.B. Arrington, Tom Brooks, Ray Fontenot, Eugene Goudeau, Robert Rothrock, Athanase “Junior” Benoit. Attorney Rex Peveto sponsored the vets’ lunch.

RECORD PHOTOS: Lawrence Trimm

 

Cedric Stout of Bridge City, left, accepts a proclamation from Orange County Judge John Gothia declaring “Cedric Stout Day” to honor the 98th birthday of the Pear Harbor survivor during the Nov. 5 meeting of the Wednesday Lunch Bunch at Robert’s Meat Market and Steak House.

RECORD PHOTOS: Lawrence Trimm

The Wednesday Lunch Bunch gathered to salute orang County World War II veterans at Robert’s Meat Market Wednesday, Nov. 5.