Mississippi sorority holds dance for WWII veteran

Posted at 8:06 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 21:06:15-04

A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi helped a local WWII veteran experience the dance of his life. 

92-year-old Navy veteran Paul Sonnier, a native of Delcambre and resident of Mississippi, is currently in Hospice care.

According to WDAM in Hattiesburg, Sonnier one day told an intern at SouthernCare Hospice that he wanted to dance with a beautiful woman as his final wish. 

The intern, a  Phi Mu Sorority member at USM stepped in to make that final wish come true. The group got together and set up a patriotic themed dance especially for Sonnier.

While Sonnier was unable to dance because of a broken foot, he said he was happy with just being the center of attention. All the pretty girls in attendance were a plus for Sonnier, he told WDAM. 

"It feels good to be with all these beautiful women," he said.

The family told WDAM that Sonnier was in the Navy during the Pearl Harbor attacks and served during the war. He was presented with the Military Challenge coin from the University of Southern Miss Center for Military Veteran’s Affairs.

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