Rep. Lucido honors World War II veteran for 100th birthday

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State Rep. Peter Lucido honors Ardle Taylor (center) with a special tribute. Back row: (from left to right) State Rep. Peter J. Lucido, Eric Hipple, Jason Foltz, and Danny Cusenza. Front row: (from left to right) David Dudek, Laura Rios and Peggy J. Taylor.

State Rep. Peter Lucido gave a special tribute to World War II veteran Ardle Taylor for his recent 100th birthday.

Taylor, from Romeo, spent approximately five years in the military, serving his country during World War II as a Radar Operator stationed in Panama. After his term ended, Taylor worked construction and then for Ford Motor Company.

“I want to thank Ardle Taylor for his service and wish him a happy 100th birthday,” Rep. Lucido said. “I will continue to support our veterans who have fought for our freedoms.”

Taylor was married for 68 years to his wife, Cleo. Their two sons, Glenn and Barry Taylor, say family has always been very important to their father. He is an avid Detroit Tigers fan and a diehard fan of the Detroit Lions. He is a 32nd Degree member of the Centerline Masonic Lodge, and is also a Shriner.

Taylor’s Daughter-in-law, Peggy J. Taylor; Prevention Concepts and Solutions executive director David Dudek, chief operations officer Jason Foltz, outreach specialist Danny Cusenza, outreach specialist and former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple; and the Macomb Veterans Action Collaborative (MVAC) co-chair Laura Rios were in attendance.