104-year-old WWII veteran honored at Yankee Stadium on Memorial Day, makes history

A general view of Yankee Stadium before the start of an baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees, Monday, May 27, 2019, in New York.

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A general view of Yankee Stadium before the start of an baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees, Monday, May 27, 2019, in New York.

A 104-year-old New York man who served in World War II has become the oldest veteran to be honored at Yankee Stadium.

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According to WCBS-TV, baseball fans paid tribute to Louis Forte, of Westchester County, during the seventh-inning stretch Monday as the Yankees faced the San Diego Padres.

Spectators cheered as Forte took the diamond on Memorial Day.

>> See photos of Forte and his family here

"It's amazing," his daughter, Dorothy Forte-Rotolo, told WCBS. "I always wanted to see him on the field. ... It will be a memory forever."

Forte, clad in a U.S. Army Air Corps hat, told the TV station that he was "one of the lucky ones to be here today."

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"We lost a lot of young men. ... That's the ones we should remember," Forte said.

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