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Habitat for Humanity dedicates restored home to Tuscaloosa WWII veteran on his 85th birthday (photos, video) | al.com

Bishop’s home in Alberta was gutted completely two weeks ago, leaving only its foundation, frame and some siding left standing. Since then, an intense restoration project, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and led by the University of Alabama’s Campus Veteran’s Association, has been in overdrive to allow friends, family and community leaders to dedicate Bishop’s renovated home as a present to him Thursday, the 85th birthday of the Tuscaloosa veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.

“This is the best birthday I’ve ever had,” a tearful Bishop said. “I’ve had a lot of them, but this is by far the best. I moved into this house when I was 20 years old, and now I’m 85. I’ve been here quite a while, but this is the best birthday I’ve ever had.”

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