PINEVILLE, N.C. -- On Monday, a local man will celebrate a very special birthday.
John Anthes, a Pineville resident, turns 101!
NBC Charlotte's Larry Sprinkle paid John a visit over the weekend to wish a personal happy birthday for his very special milestone.
John has three children, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
John reads the paper daily and says he enjoys doing the puzzles.
Armed with a PhD, the WWII vet worked on the Manhattan Project, developing the atomic bomb which ended the war. John also worked as a chemical engineer.
Happy birthday John!