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Corner Brook Legion celebrates one of its own

Branch 13 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Corner Brook threw a birthday party in honour of one of its most respected members Friday. Second World War veteran Bob Grant, who turns 99 next Friday, was among the 212 western and central Newfoundland men who joined the second draft of soldiers on Mother’s Day in 1940. He is believed to be the last of these soldiers from Corner Brook still alive. After training in Montreal, Grant went overseas in 1942 and spent three years fighting with the 166 Newfoundland Field regiment in North Africa and Italy.
Branch 13 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Corner Brook threw a birthday party in honour of one of its most respected members Friday. Second World War veteran Bob Grant, who turns 99 next Friday, was among the 212 western and central Newfoundland men who joined the second draft of soldiers on Mother’s Day in 1940. He is believed to be the last of these soldiers from Corner Brook still alive. After training in Montreal, Grant went overseas in 1942 and spent three years fighting with the 166 Newfoundland Field regiment in North Africa and Italy. - Gary Kean

Branch 13 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Corner Brook threw a birthday party in honour of one of its most respected members Friday.

Second World War veteran Bob Grant, who turns 99 next Friday, was among the 212 western and central Newfoundland men who joined the second draft of soldiers on Mother’s Day in 1940.

He is believed to be the last of these soldiers from Corner Brook still alive.

After training in Montreal, Grant went overseas in 1942 and spent three years fighting with the 166 Newfoundland Field regiment in North Africa and Italy.

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