Virginia Man Celebrates 105th Birthday

World War II veteran Charles Clark was born in 1907

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    "Never eat that much, never drink much and never smoke much," advises a Virginia man who's celebrating his 105th birthday Thursday.

    World War II veteran Charles Clark was a fisherman and a fan of baseball and college sports. He remains mostly independent and still lives in his own home in Purcellville, although he has help from family members and a home aide two days a week.

    His family plans to take him out for a birthday dinner Thursday. His favorite foods? Steak and sweet potatoes.

    Clark was born in 1907 in Hamilton, Va. Before and after the war, he sold insurance for a living, and added a gig as bus driver around 1946.

    Clark met his wife, Clarissa, in 1930. They married two years later and had a son, Charles W. Clark.

    Clarissa died in 1978. Their son passed away in 2005.