Maryland World War II Vet Starts the #MohawkChallenge Due to Coronavirus


Once a Hero, always a Hero... This 96-year-old World War II paratrooper decided he wanted to shave his hair into a mohawk. Why?

So he could pay tribute to his fallen comrades and spread cheer during the coronavirus pandemic.

WWII Veteran Guy Whidden of Braddock Heights, Maryland, said he first wore a mohawk to intimidate German soldiers the day before taking part in the Normandy landings with the 101st Airborne Division when he was just 20 years old, in an interview with his local newspaper.

The WWII Hero said, his lieutenant made him shave the Mohawk off a few hours after he got the new hairstyle.

Whidden was the only member of his squad to escape D-Day alive.

The WWII Veteran wanted to spread joy during the COVID-19 lockdown, So, Whidden asked his granddaughter, Lydia Arshadi, to help shave his hair into a mohawk similar to the one he wore before D-Day. Arshadi shared photos and a video of the process on Facebook.

“I feel like a young buck!” Whidden says in the video.

In the Facebook post, Arshadi wrote, “When a 96-year-old wants to do something you do whatever he wants!” Since encouraging others to partake in his #MohawkChallenge, veterans shared photos of their own new hairstyles.

His Grand daughter Lydia also shared the video on You Tube and wrote: "My 96 year old grandfather, Guy Whidden, who is a former 101st Airborne Paratrooper 502nd Division decided today while we are in the COVID Quarantine that he wanted a mohawk! So we decided to challenge all other Army Airborne paratroopers to do the same to honor all fallen paratroopers so they are remembered for their sacrifice. No better time to do this that now while we’re all quarantined."

Watch this awesome Grand Daughter in an interview, talking about her Hero Grand Father.. https://video.foxnews.com/v/6151378097001?fbclid=IwAR116T2Wa4s5_ODjVYGhcjEKjvk9s-LB0anipWq0THNgsWH6OWvC6juTMdQ#sp=show-clips