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Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:00 am

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Preparing to survey retirement at 102

Aging baby boomers fretting about when to retire should consider Bob Vollmer, a bona fide member of the Greatest Generation who's still on the job at 102.

As the Associated Press reported this week, Vollmer has decided to retire as a surveyor for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources early next month; he's worked for the state agency since 1962.

Two decades before that, he enlisted in the Navy after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 – when Sen. Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate with the most life experience, was two months old, and Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden hadn't been born.

Vollmer told an interviewer he plans to read, farm and do some traveling. Maybe he should run for president.


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