Ruben Bera will celebrate his 80th birthday on March 18.
He was born and raised in Castle Gate and has lived in Carbonville since 1974. He served in the United States Marine Corps for two years from 1951-1953 in Korea and the states.
He worked in the Castle Gate Mine until its closure and then worked at Spring Canyon as a mine foreman until his retirement in 1984.
He will be celebrating his birthday with family.