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99th birthday
James Sapp
James Sapp was honored with cards and presents during lunch at Ms. Jean's in Rincon on Thursday. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

RINCON -- Local World War II hero James Sapp celebrated his 99th birthday Thursday.

Sapp, who received numerous medals and awards from his days as paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, was honored with cards, gifts and cake at Ms. Jean's, his favorite eating establishment.


James Sapp
James Sapp discusses some pictures and other mementos from his distinguished Army career that hang on a wall at Ms. Jean's. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff