Alexis Andres, right, the French Consul General of Texas, awards the French Legion of Honor medal to Frisco resident Burnie Sutter during a special ceremony in 2018.
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Burnie Sutter, a WWII Army veteran, will celebrate his 100th birthday on April 7.  To help celebrate the special milestone, his family is asking that he be sent 100 birthday cards.  To help Burnie and his family celebrate, send a happy birthday card to:

Burnie Sutter
6098 Osage Place
Frisco, TX 75034

Mr. Sutter landed on Utah Beach, Normandy, on June 6, 1944, fought in most of the major battles across France and Germany, was part of the unit that liberated the Flossenburg Concentration Camp in Bavaria, and was one of the first 50 Allied troops to cross into Czechoslovakia near the end of the war.

A drive-by birthday car parade is also planned for Saturday, April 10 at 10:30 – 11:15am at the Saddle Brook Memory Care Community at 9966 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034.  To register your car email Daisy at