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.