Local WWII Vet fighting covid ahead of 100th birthday

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Local WWII Veteran Maynard Cottom turns 100 later this month.

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Unfortunately, his celebration is limited to another window visit by loved ones at Crown Park nursing home.

It’s been months since they could be closer than that, separated by a pandemic that Cottom now deals with himself.

His latest fight is battling a COVID-19 diagnosis. Legion officials say at this point he is doing okay.

Cottom’s daughter, Laura Call, belongs to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 465.

A collection has started to flood his room with birthday cards.

Those can be sent to Crown Park, 28 Kellogg Rd., Cortland, NY. 13045.

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