Sunday’s soccer game between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Mexico provided a very special moment before Memorial Day. This will make your day!
“Harmonica Pete” aka Pete DuPré, a 96-year-old World War II veteran performed the national anthem at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
USWNT tells more about Pete:
During WWII, DuPre served as a medic in the 114th General Hospital Unit in Kidderminster, England. At age 17, both of his parents had already died, making him the acting patriarch of a five-person family.
Within a year, Pete had enlisted in the Army serving three years overseas during which time he treated wounded servicemen from all areas of Europe.
— ESPN (@espn) May 26, 2019
U.S. Soccer WNT tweeted out the video with the comment: “We love Pete so much.”
We do too! Thank you for your service!