By Cary Littlejohn
Gillette News Record 

Hughes turns 100


September 9, 2021


Hughes pictured last year.

Editor's Note: the following story was originally published by the Gillette News Record about Moorcroft's oldest living resident, Bill Hughes, who turns 100 on Wednesday, September 8.

Recalling stories of his father's service during World War II, Doug Hughes begins with a peculiar memory.

"He said they bombed a lot of whales," he said.

He then lets out a sharp, abbreviated laugh, a single "Ha!" as if he couldn't believe the absurdity of the whole thing even as he said it.

"He" was his father, Bill Hughes, now a 99-year-old World War II veteran who lives at the Legacy Living and Rehabilitati...

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