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Tom Moore, U.K.'s 100-Year-Old Hero, Is Awarded Knighthood For Fundraising Walks

"I hope she's not very heavy-handed with the sword, because by then I might be rather a poor old weak soul," the World War II veteran said of a possible knighthood ceremony with Queen Elizabeth II.

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Bill Chappell is a writer and editor on the News Desk in the heart of NPR's newsroom in Washington, D.C.