DALLAS -- 99 seems to be a pretty popular number. Songs have been written about it -- JayZ's 99 Problems, 99 Luftballons, and stores named for it.
But, perhaps the most celebrated 99 comes in the form of birthdays. On Saturday, Frank Kormos turned the big 9-9.
Yet, Frank’s birthday included more than just cake and ice cream; his day also came with a special gift – the AARP Texas Andrus Award.
“This is a very prestigious award and we give it out to one individual in the whole state – the best volunteer in the state,” Ollie Besteiro explained.
“I was very surprised, I’d tell ya, to get it,” Kormos said.
For the past 25-years, the humbled and honored Kormos has volunteered for the AARP Driver’s Safety Program. His life experience almost seemed geared to lead him down this road.
"I was highly qualified to be a mechanic, supposedly," Kormos explained. "I went to a number of schools, including GM Tech, which is a specialized training school in Flint, Michigan.”
“Because of his military career, he’s done a lot for wounded warriors. for VFW," Besteiro said. "He uses his own money for golf tournaments. He’s just done so much for the retired military.”
So, here’s to you, Frank. We wish you 99-more years of success and happiness.