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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!

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