100-year-old Carter Co. WWII veteran receives gifts for her service


A local World War II veteran couldn’t help but to break into a smile Monday night. 

Carter County native Helen Fetzer recently celebrated her 100th birthday. And to celebrate, she was able to receive some special gifts. 

Army veteran Robert Barnes and Eric Montgomery presented Fetzer with an orginal Women’s Army Corps medal, a challenge coin and custom-made photos to celebrate her birthday and service. 

The celebration took place at the Sycamore Springs in Elizabethton. 

Another key part of the celebration included some a tribute to her husband, who also served in WWII. 

Montgomery says he was able to present Fetzer with a coin that included a B-26, the same plane Fetzer’s husband, John, piloted. 

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