Chuck Franzke knows the key to staying young is to keep his dancing shoes on. At 96-years-old this WWII veteran isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Must be those smooth dance moves.
Franzke has become a bit of an internet sensation by showing off his current dance moves just in time for his birthday. The tradition started three years ago when the organization The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight posted his first birthday dance video. The organization is responsible for flying vets to Washington D.C to.visit war memorials.
This year Franzke decided to switch things up by "flossing" after he saw a video on YouTube. He tells Inside Edition:
"I was doing the Floss.I saw it on the internet. I did the same dance twice before and decided to branch out a little bit. "Many years, I Jitterbugged in the 30s and 40s."
96-Year-Old WWII Veteran Performs Floss Dance on Birthday www.youtube.com
ICYMI: Wisconsin #WWII #Navy pilot Chuck dances into the holidays to spread a little cheer on the eve of his 96th b… https://t.co/qxt3bl6wtx— Honor Flight MKE (@Honor Flight MKE)1545429201.0
And here is last years boogie moves.
BIG NEWS...Chuck, our dancing #WWII #Navy pilot, is coming out with his third annual holiday dance video for his 96… https://t.co/KkE0Cdb0SH— Honor Flight MKE (@Honor Flight MKE)1544398618.0
People love Chuck. He even has his own hashtag #GoChuck
@SSHonorFlight Best thing I’ve seen for a while! #gochuck— Kayahs (@Kayahs)1545622712.0
@ShannonBream #GoChuck, happy birthday! born Christmas eve apparently. Your the twin of my dad who also is a 96 yr.… https://t.co/zVAAD7Ov70— Charles M. Sandino (@Charles M. Sandino)1545719066.0
@SSHonorFlight Someone call the carpenter, cause he’s tearing up the dance floor!— Aaron Joel McKinney (@Aaron Joel McKinney)1544457464.0
@SSHonorFlight You deserve a dance, thanks for your sacrifice Chuck!!— Mike W 🇺🇸 (@Mike W 🇺🇸)1545537857.0
@SSHonorFlight By the looks of it, probably has a good golf swing too. Merry Christmas sir and a heartfelt thank you for your service.— Big Al (@Big Al)1545510221.0
@SSHonorFlight Go Chuck go! Thank you for your service. Thank you for sharing your amazing skills and awesome spiri… https://t.co/SwNbQ87VA2— linda fisher (@linda fisher)1544537758.0
@SSHonorFlight @LPD_Chief Have a BLESSED birthday, as another year begins. Cheek to cheek on the dance floor w/you.… https://t.co/WoMaOhlrBg— Giggy (@Giggy)1545489872.0
@SSHonorFlight Thanks Chuck for everything!!— Chris Reinke (@Chris Reinke)1546039767.0
@SSHonorFlight What a delightful way to start the day, God Bless him. 👍🏻😇— SLK (@SLK)1545670028.0
@SSHonorFlight @SandiTerford My kinda guy!❄️❄️— Toni Hatton Park (@Toni Hatton Park)1545671084.0
@SSHonorFlight Thank you for your service. God bless!! Love your moves. I hope I can dance like that at your age. 👍 Merry Christmas— karen MacGlashan (@karen MacGlashan)1545681264.0
@SSHonorFlight I had Bron-Y-Aur Stomp playing while I watched this. It works perfectly. Try it. God bless you Chuck!!!— Angry_CEO (@Angry_CEO)1545669804.0
@SSHonorFlight Just imagining him, dancing with the pretty girls, at the USO, hours before a mission. Truly. The G… https://t.co/cCiJVmNX0C— Himself. I learned to code a long time ago Winston (@Himself. I learned to code a long time ago Winston)1545669134.0
We can only imagine what his dance moves were like back in the day.