FORT LEE, Va. – A 101-year-old Army veteran who fought in WWII and the Korean War will be honored during a Quartermaster Corps Hall of Fame ceremony November 4 in Fort Lee’s Guest Auditorium.
Retired Maj. Anthony Grant, who resides in Hampton, is one-of-three historical figures to be
inducted. The ceremony also will recognize 21 individuals selected for installment into the QM Hall of Fame last year when the ceremony was cancelled due to the threat of COVID-19.
WHAT: Quartermaster Hall of Fame Induction
WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, November 4
WHERE: Guest Auditorium, Fort Lee
Grant was drafted in the U.S. Army in April 1942 – less than six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He attended military occupational specialty training at Fort Lee, Virginia, and started his career as a clerk for the Quartermaster Corps. In less than a year, he was promoted to sergeant. By 1943, Grant became a warrant officer.
After serving through two major wars and being stationed all over the world, Grant retired twenty years later in 1962.
The Quartermaster Hall of Fame Program recognizes select individuals, both past and present, who have made singular, lasting and important contributions to the history and heritage of the Quartermaster Corps.
Media interested in covering the ceremony must contact Alyssa Crockett, CASCOM public affairs specialist, at (804) 735-8586 or email@example.com to obtain the necessary approval.
Please confirm attendance of the event before 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 3. On the morning of the event, media will be met at the visitor center parking lot outside the Lee Avenue Gate at 8 a.m. for an escort onto post.
Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. The installation supports more than 90,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees in the local area. Fort Lee has a regional economic impact of about $2.25 billion per year. Major organizations on the installation include the Combined Arms Support Command, Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, U.S. Army Transportation School, Defense Commissary Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency.
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