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A former Air Force fighter pilot, Cunningham arrives at each house behind the wheel of his silver mustang.

Meghan Overdeep
November 13, 2017

He’s 97 years old, and this World War II veteran from Nashville still serves his country.

Each week, Mid-Cumberland Meals-on-Wheels loads up Charlie Cunningham’s car with food for approximately eight of his neighbors in need. A former Air Force fighter pilot, Cunningham arrives at each house behind the wheel of his silver mustang.

"The old folks are delighted to see me come," Cunningham recently told local news station WSMV.

"It's an encouragement. I'm having trouble moving around the room and use one of these things, and Charlie's out there driving," Joe Smith, a 90-year-old World War II vet who uses a walker to get around, told the station.

We know this for sure: he’s an inspiration in more ways than one.

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Mid-Cumberland Meals-on-Wheels serves around 250 veterans annually. To donate or volunteer, visit MC-MealsOnWheels.com.