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NC Patriot Guard Honors WW II Veteran

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Dan Dodge

On Monday, September 6, the North Carolina Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) honored WW II veteran John Henry Sloan, with a drive-by parade. A resident of Winnabow, Mr. Sloan celebrated 100 years of life on that date. He served on the front lines with the U.S. Army in Italy during the war. A man of great faith, he and his wife raised, supported, and guided eleven children – six from his first marriage, four from his second, and one of their own. Together they have 48 adult grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren. Along with the PGR, members of the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12196, Brunswick High School ROTC, and friends of Mr. Sloan, were led by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and the Winnabow Fire Department, to thank him for his service and wish him a happy birthday.

*(Photo – WW II Veteran Sloan with Bill Powell, Patriot Guard Riders, Assistant District Captain, Southeast District)

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