WWII Veteran is a Jack of all trades

Monday, February 11, 2019

THOMSON,Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Being a World War II veteran is pretty amazing on its own but, a local man has also worked in carpentry, the restaurant business, and as an Army engineer.
However, there's another job he just kept going back to.

This isn't what you typically see walking into a beauty salon.
Louis Graziano is ninety-six and a World War II veteran but, before the war he had a different job.

"I was a hairstylist," Louis says.

Actually Louis is a hairstylist and has been for a while.

Louis explains, "Oh, since 1939."

Many of his clients have passed away but,there's still some loyal fans.

"All the ones I been cutting their hair they don't want me to quit so I'll just do a few. So they'll call me and I'll do it; I'm part-time now," Louis says.

When he's not cutting hair Louis is reading cards from fans.

These are the one's from today.
Whether to wish him a happy birthday, thank him for his service, or just say hello
Louis continues to leave a lasting impression.

Alexus: Do you think you're a hero?
Louis Graziano: "I don't know, I don't think I'm a hero, I just take it as it comes."

When we interview people over 90 we try to find out what their secret to living so long is.
Louis says his is cooking with olive oil.

If Louis caught your attention he actually wrote a book too, A Patriots Memoirs of World War II.