Major Elmer Smith turns 96

Major Elmer Smith turns 96

Amarillo, TX - Family and friends of Major Elmer Smith gathered at the Veteran Resource Center to celebrate his 96th birthday.

Smith was a fighter pilot in World War II. After the war he remained in the Air Force as a Reserve. For his service, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Metal for his service.

Smith says he is proud he was able to serve his country.