This 103-Year-Old WWII Vet Still Works 5 Days A Week

103 years old and still punching the clock.

Most people can't wait to retire, but that isn't the case for Loren Wade. After retiring he decided to re-enter the workforce because he was bored and has been going steady for 33 years since. 

The now 103-year-old recently had birthday and it's definitely something to celebrate: he's the oldest Walmart employee and possibly the oldest employee in the U.S., period. And a fine one at that. 

"Loren is one awesome person," department manager Ron Collins told ABC News. "I'm proud to have him and proud to work with him daily. He will do anything for you."

For Wade, having a job is nothing new. It's just life. He served in the military during War War II, in both India and China, then came home to work for the U.S. Postal Service. 

He could have thrown in the towel along time ago, but Wade says he just likes to be with people. 

"I think the main thing is that I work all the time. I don't want to sit around. It's boring to sit around the house and do nothing, so I try to have something to do all the time," he told ABC.


“A job gets me up in the morning and keeps me out.”

Walmart threw him a big birthday celebration at the end of July that included more than 200 people.

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