Chancey Bush
World War II veteran William Witt, a resident at Brookdale Senior Living, maintained the flamethrowers used by U.S. troops during the war.

William Witt never saw the front lines.

But because of that, the 92-year-old World War II veteran says, he’s still here to recount the stories of his time spent in the South Pacific.

Witt, a Wisconsin native, now lives at Brookdale Senior Living in Littleton. He worked in chemical warfare and considers himself to be lucky man.

“I was just assigned to it. Luckily … If I’d have been out in the fire, shooting them off at the pillboxes, I might not be here,” he said.