95-Year-Old COVID-19 Survivor Honored In East Bridgewater

East Bridgewater celebrated the bravery of 95-year-old James Ingargiola, who is also a WWII veteran.

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- A World War II veteran who recently beat COVID-19 received a special honor today. East Bridgewater celebrated 95-year-old James Ingargiola for his bravery.

- Take care, buddy.

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- Ingargiola was diagnosed with coronavirus back in February. He was released from the hospital about two weeks ago, fully recovered. And he has overcome many obstacles in his life as he's beat not only COVID but lung cancer and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma as well. He talked today about his mindset when it comes to fighting illness.

JAMES INGARGIOLA: You got to fight it. If you have a-- have that dreaded disease, fight. You can live through it. Not everybody's going to, but it can happen.

- Mmm. Ingargiola is also a World War II veteran and was aboard a ship where he was able to watch the US flag raising on Iwo Jima. Obviously a very tough and very brave individual.

- Yeah, we thank him for his service. He is a hero and so glad to see him doing so well.

- Yes, he looks great.