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Sgt. Bill Mohr, 108, attends Veterans Day breakfast at White House

Army Sgt. Bill Mohr fought in World War II from 1943 to 1945, serving in North Africa, Italy, Germany and France. (Still from CBS News video)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Everywhere Bill Mohr goes, crowds always gather.

The 108-year-old World War II veteran always has a message.

"America is the only country where you have all your freedom," he said.

Army Sgt. Mohr fought for that freedom from 1943 to 1945, serving in North Africa, Italy, Germany and France.

He still wears the medal given to him by the french government.

His daughter Joanne brought him to one of the most meaningful places for him in the nation's capital: the World War II memorial.

She said it makes him feel young.

"I love how he says: You know, I felt better when I was 103," Joanne Mohr Hartshorne said.

His stop at the memorial is in advance of his first trip to the White House for breakfast with President Obama.

"If they don't move it," he quipped.

His humor hasn't faded in his 108 years.

Nor have the memories of his brothers lost in the liberation of Europe.

"A lot of American boys lost their lives," he said.

As one of the oldest living members of the greatest generation, Mohr is not letting age slow him down.

"You have longevity," he said, "or you don't have longevity."

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