Members of the Montesano Veterans of Foreign Wars post celebrated Grant Edwards’ 100th birthday Saturday, May 4, in Montesano. Edwards, who lives in Aberdeen, is a lifetime member of the Monte VFW post. Edwards was born May 3, 1919, in Great Falls, Montana. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 11, 1939. During his 20-year Navy career, Edwards was stationed in San Diego, where he was in Hospital Corps School; Bremerton; aboard the USS Hendry attack transport; Aberdeen; Camp Pendleton, California; and in El Toro, California. He transferred to the Navy Reserve on Aug. 1, 1960.

Members of the Montesano Veterans of Foreign Wars post celebrated Grant Edwards’ 100th birthday Saturday, May 4, in Montesano. Edwards, who lives in Aberdeen, is a lifetime member of the Monte VFW post. Edwards was born May 3, 1919, in Great Falls, Montana. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 11, 1939. During his 20-year Navy career, Edwards was stationed in San Diego, where he was in Hospital Corps School; Bremerton; aboard the USS Hendry attack transport; Aberdeen; Camp Pendleton, California; and in El Toro, California. He transferred to the Navy Reserve on Aug. 1, 1960.

WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday

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Grant Edwards of Aberdeen celebrated his birthday with friends and family Saturday and Montesano VFW post.

 

Grant Edwards (right) of Aberdeen enjoys a beer Saturday, May 4, during his 100th birthday celebration at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Montesano, where Edwards is a lifetime member. Edwards was born May 3, 1919, in Great Falls, Montana. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 11, 1939. During his 20-year Navy career, Edwards was stationed in San Diego, where he was in Hospital Corps School; Bremerton; aboard the USS Hendry attack transport; Aberdeen; Camp Pendleton, California; and in El Toro, California. He transferred to the Navy Reserve on Aug. 1, 1960.

Grant Edwards (right) of Aberdeen enjoys a beer Saturday, May 4, during his 100th birthday celebration at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Montesano, where Edwards is a lifetime member. Edwards was born May 3, 1919, in Great Falls, Montana. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 11, 1939. During his 20-year Navy career, Edwards was stationed in San Diego, where he was in Hospital Corps School; Bremerton; aboard the USS Hendry attack transport; Aberdeen; Camp Pendleton, California; and in El Toro, California. He transferred to the Navy Reserve on Aug. 1, 1960.

Grant Edwards (second from right) takes a bite of his 100th birthday cake Saturday, May 4, during a celebration at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Montesano, where Edwards is a lifetime member. Edwards was born May 3, 1919, in Great Falls, Montana. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 11, 1939. During his 20-year Navy career, Edwards was stationed in San Diego, where he was in Hospital Corps School; Bremerton; aboard the USS Hendry attack transport; Aberdeen; Camp Pendleton, California; and in El Toro, California. He transferred to the Navy Reserve on Aug. 1, 1960.

Grant Edwards (second from right) takes a bite of his 100th birthday cake Saturday, May 4, during a celebration at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Montesano, where Edwards is a lifetime member. Edwards was born May 3, 1919, in Great Falls, Montana. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 11, 1939. During his 20-year Navy career, Edwards was stationed in San Diego, where he was in Hospital Corps School; Bremerton; aboard the USS Hendry attack transport; Aberdeen; Camp Pendleton, California; and in El Toro, California. He transferred to the Navy Reserve on Aug. 1, 1960.