96 Year Old WWII Veteran Still Works At His North Miami Beach Barbershop

Baron Capizzi is nearly 96, but he still works at his barbershop in North Miami Beach.

A World War II vet who has a wound on his right hand from a Japanese bayonet, Baron doesn’t brag about his time in the service. “We had a job to do and we did it,” Baron said after our reporter peppered him with questions about his time in the Pacific Theater.

He said that he learned to never worry in life and his daughter confirmed that she’s never seen him stressed or too busy to talk to someone.

He’s been a barber for 60 years and still cuts the hair of Kenny DeFillipo, a man in his 70s who got his first hair cut from Baron at age 10.

His life is testament to how much history really is in our community.


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