100th Birthday Bash Sunday for Sgt. Libby

PHOTO PROVIDED Sgt. Charles A. Libby, who will turn 100 years old on Oct. 3, will be guest of honor at a birthday bash on Sunday at Nippenose Valley Village in Oval.

OVAL — On Sunday, Nippenose Valley Village will host a 100th Birthday Bash for a WW II Veteran.

He’s not just any WW II veteran.

The celebration will honor the man featured in the book entitled “From The Command Car,” and the soon to be released follow-up book entitled “Sgt. Libby – 100 Years of Stories.”

Steve Hunter, author of the books, will be the master of ceremonies and invites everyone to attend this event to celebrate the accomplishments of this WW II Hero.

Proclamations and certificates will be awarded from Williamsport Mayor Gabe Campana, U.S. Congressman Tom Marino, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, Lycoming County Commissioners and State Rep. Jeff Wheeland.

Sgt. Charles A. Libby

On October 3, 1917, Charles A. Libby was born in Williamsport. A member of the CCC Camp — Camp Morton in Benton, Pa., Libby joined the 109th Infantry Unit and later transferred to the 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion and drove an M20 Command Car through the European Theater of Operations following General George Patton into the many battles that are now famous including the Battle of The Bulge.

His book, available on Amazon.com has been gaining popularity and his speeches are equally in demand.

Libby will be on hand for this event, music will be provided by the Hunter family and it all begins at 2 p.m. The event will wrap up at 5 p.m. with the official ceremonies at 3:30 p.m.

The Nippenose ValleyVillage is located at 7190 South Route 44.

Valet parking will be available as well as food, drinks and dancing for all.