Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is World War II Veteran Summer Grant.

Summer was born in Massachusetts and lived in New Jersey and New York. Before joining the Army, Summer was an architecture and design student at Cooper Union in New York.

While in the Army, Summer served in both Panama and Japan. In Panama, he served in the Panama Coast Artillery Command and in the Army of Occupation. Between 1944-1945, he illustrated a cartoon strip called, “FUBAR”. His illustrations were featured in an Army publication known as, “The Forty-Niner.” He also created a humorous mural while in Panama. Summer’s fiancé donated his illustrated envelopes to the Veterans History Project after his death in 2000.

We thank you for your service, Summer!

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Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at

Graphic created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.

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Published on Mar. 5, 2017

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  1. Robert Bostic March 6, 2017 at 11:13 am

    We honor the service of World War II Veteran Summer Grant

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