American Legion Post 227 attends 100th birthday party for WWII vet

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Robert Daley at his
100th birthday party
Text and photos by Jerry Pickard

Post Commander Larry Fischer, Adjutant Earl Thompson, Sgt. at Arms Rich Christianson, and Historian Jerry Pickard traveled to Maple Valley where a family gathering honored Robert W. Daley on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

One hundred relatives and friends gathered to honor Mr. Daley on his 100th birthday.

Commander Fischer and Adjutant Earl Thompson presented a Certificate Of Appreciation and a U.S. Army Recognition Pin to Mr. Daley.

Mr. Daley was born and raised in West Seattle. He joined the U.S. Army on February 3, 1941 and was assigned to the 205th Coast Artillery and Aviation.

100 friends and relatives for a 100th birthday
He was stationed on Shemya Island in the Aleutian Islands. Shemya is located between Attu and Kiska Islands which were occupied by the Japanese forces.

Attu and Kiska were the only military campaigns fought on American soil during WWII. 

He was in the Artillery Support Group building an airfield and manning the Artillery guns. He also had cook duties. 

Among his awards he earned The American Defense Service medal, The Asian - Pacific Service medal, and a Good Conduct award.

Post 227 was honored to be invited to Mr. Daley's 100th Birthday celebration.

Photo: Post 227 members Earl Thompson, Commander Larry Fischer, Mr. Daley, Historian Jerry Pickard, and Sgt. at Arms Rich Christianson.


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