One Phoenix man’s birthday is particularly worthy of celebration—that’s because he’ll be turning 110 years old.

There was a lot of food, decorations and love from friends and family who gathered to wish Andy Rasch, a veteran of both World War I and World War II a very happy birthday on Wednesday, MyFoxPhoenix reports.

Serving our country may explain his advice for living a long life:

"Damn the torpedoes..full speed ahead," laughs Rasch. "Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead."

When Rasch was born on October 5, 1901, Teddy Roosevelt was President, washing machines were a recent invention and people got around Phoenix on horseback.

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