92-year-old volunteer still serves

  • Monday, February 18, 2013

Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital volunteer Art Cobert is presented a birthday cake celebrating his 92nd birthday by Fr. David Adams, a MPH chaplain. PHOTO PROVIDED BY JOAN PERRY


Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital volunteer Art Cobert turned 92 on Jan. 10.

He also came into work that day.

“It's not every day you see a person reach a milestone of fourscore and 12 years old,” said Chaplain Fr. David Adams, a hospital chaplain. “And even fewer who still work three days a week and walk a mile on the beach every morning with their coffee-drinking buddies.”

As part of Cobert's birthday celebration, Adams organized a card campaign that netted nearly 100 hand-written birthday wishes.

Cobert has served more than 750 hours as an RSFH volunteer, but he has done much more than that for his country. He was a flight engineer, gunner and backup pilot in World War II. And as a member of the 11th Bomb Squadron flew missions in the Pacific theater.

Cobert was twice wounded during his service and is a Purple Heart recipient. And while he wasn't awarded a medal on his birthday this year, Cobert did score a pretty delicious cake.


Notice about comments:

The Berkeley Independent is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Berkeley Independent.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Latest Videos
On Vacation

On Vacation – Montreal

Monday, July 27, 6:26 a.m.

Upcoming Events
 Latest News
Print Ads

The Berkeley Independent

© 2015 The Berkeley Independent an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.