LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2017) – The Rotary Club of Lexington will honor Tyler “Ty” Warriner for turning 100 years old on Thursday at their weekly meeting held at Fasig-Tipton.
Warriner was born on Nov. 30, 1917 in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 1941, Warriner served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945 and in the European Theatre from ’44 until the end of the war in Europe in May of 1945.
Warriner was assigned to the 104th Infantry Division as the assistant chemical officer for the division headquarters where he served with distinction. In that capacity, he taught soldiers how to protect themselves from chemical attack. Warriner received an honorable discharge from the Army having obtained the rank of captain.
When asked what helped him on his journey to 100 he said to “make sure and do one thing every day.” Warriner is also a well-known connoisseur of chocolate and enjoys a Kentucky bourbon before dinner.
Warriner first joined Rotary in 1957 and was a member for 35 years. He later left and rejoined the club and is now at 45 years and counting.
Inspiring others to give back and make a difference in the community, each year Warriner sends the Rotary Club of Lexington a donation in the amount of his age. This year he made $100 contribution to celebrate his milestone birthday and encourage others to make a contribution that is meaningful to them.