by Kurt Hildebrand
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January 6, 2014
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93 just a number to this veteran

Gardnerville resident Al Copley says people assume a lot about him because of his age. At 93, he has a voice of an announcer and a quick sense of humor as he flirts with the staff at Emeritus, where he moved last month. Copley, who received a war service medal from the Sons of the American Revolution on Friday for his military service during World War II, describes himself as post-elderly. “I’m enjoying my platinum years,” he said. “People automatically assume we’re loopy, that we’re not capable. That’s a stereotype. We’re wearing out gradually. Everything’s wearing out, but we’re still …

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