Thursday, July 5, 2018
"Last Man Standing" Honors Whiskey Pact-- Part 1
From the July 3, 2018, CBS "Last survivor of World War II unit finishes its whiskey pact."
Fred Spencer, 93, was honored July 1 in Kalamazoo as "The Last Man Standing" from a group that hailed from Kalamazoo during the war when he was presented with a bottle of whiskey.
The 126th Infantry Regiment was largely composed of men from Southwest Michigan. And the members of Mr. Spencer's Company C were made up of 94 men from Kalamazoo County.
All of them were under the age of 20 when they left Kalamazoo for training in 1940.
They made the whiskey promise nearly 80 years ago and it was carried out on Sunday.