Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Ivan Woodford.

Ivan joined the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor. He was 31-years-old and was not subject to the draft, but he volunteered anyway.

He served in the various campaigns across the Pacific as a Navy Seabee and was directly involved with the liberation and subsequent rebuilding of the Philippine Islands.

Ivan rates both the World War II Victory Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.

He is now retired and lives in Carson City, Nevada and is currently Nevada’s oldest living Veteran. He turns 106-years-old in July.

Thank you for your service, Ivan!


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Published on Jun. 22, 2016

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