Local WWII veteran ‘Harmonica Pete’ DuPre performs at U.S. Women’s soccer match

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EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT – JULY 05: “Harmonica Pete” DuPre salutes the fans after he performed the national anthem of the United States before the Send Off series match between the United States and Mexico at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on July 05, 2021 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WROC) — Local World War II veteran “Harmonica Pete” DuPre performed the national anthem Monday before the United States Women’s National Soccer Team’s match against Mexico.

Dupre, 98, routinely plays the National Anthem at sporting events all over the country.

The American side defeated Mexico 4-0, as the U.S. extended its unbeaten streak to 44 games, matching the second-longest undefeated run in team history, in the American women’s final match before the Olympics.

The United States winning streak is the second-longest unbeaten streak in team history.

The Americans also extended their winning streak against Mexico to 15 games and improved to 39-1-1 overall.

The lone U.S. loss in the series was in a 2010 World Cup qualifier.

Next up for the United States are the Tokyo Olympics. The Americans play Sweden on July 21.

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