While this obituary is a bit old, it was still pretty unique to read. Henry Allingham, who died back in 2009, was 113-years-old when he died. Not only that but he acutally fought in World War I.
As the story goes, Allingham was riding his bike one day when he became enthralled with an airplane flying in the sky above him. He quickly enrolled in the Royal Naval Air Service where he first became a mechanic.
Much of his work surrounded the war, and he also worked during World War II as a mechanic as well, helping to create ways to protect ships against mines.
Reading about war veterans is so fascinating, the things they did and saw, I can't imagine going through what they did.