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Contact: Hal Abshire 

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Fayetteville, NC – April 13, 2014 –   Warriors on the Water® is excited to announce that Oscar Grant will be our WWII VIP Honoree at the 9th Annual Warriors on the Water® Bass Fishing tournament April 30-May 2, 2014.
 
 
Oscar Grant  entered the Army in July of 1943.  He traveled to  to England in April 1944 assigned to 101st ABN Division.  June 4 became a Gliderman.  Rode in Glider across the English Channel during the invasion of Holland in September,1944. After Holland, he went into Bastogne, Belgium in  December of 1944 for the Battle of the Bulge.  He returned to France where he went through Jump School in March of 1945.  After that he served in Germany and Austria.  Oscar Grant also served as part of a "Safe Cracking" Team after WWII to look for Military German Information.  Oscar said that his one big claim to fame was that he got to carve his name over Adolph Hitler's fireplace mantle!  He retired from Ft. Bragg, NC in 1965 where he served with the 82ond ABN. and the 18th ABN Corps.  
 
The WOW crew are excited to host Oscar as a VIP to this years event, soliders of all branches will be able to meet and talk with Oscar about his time in the service to our great nation. 
                       

Warriors on the Water® is a non-profit organization, founded by three combat veterans, as a way in which to show continued appreciation to the men and women who serve today.  See our history at the following link; History of the Warriors on the Water®.

 

  

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