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Ward, Grant papers
MC 39  
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Description
Grant Ward (1918-1987) served as a commanding officer of the 3535th Navigator Training Wing at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento. This collection includes newsletters, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and other printed material documenting Grant Ward's service in the Army and Air Force from 1942-1973.
Background
Born on Augues 10, 1918, in Minersville, Utah, Grant Ward joined the Army in November 1941. He fought in the Pacific Theater of WWII and after the war, served as an administrator in the Air Force in New York, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Brazil. Ward held communications positions with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) and AFCENT (Allied Forces Central Europe). In 1966, he transferred to Mather Air Force Base as commanding officer of the 3535th Navigator Training Wing. He and his wife Jane had three children: Ruth, Gerry and John. Ward retired from the military in 1973, remaining in the Sacramento area. He passed away in 1987.
Extent
1 Linear Feet (1 Archival Box)
Availability
Collection is open for research.