The Fry, Jordan & Wilson/Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation Veteran of the Month for October is Joe “Jake” Greenwood.
Greenwood was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943.
He was deployed to Germany where he served during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He returned home to the Vernon Hill community to farm tobacco and raise cattle.
He married the late Carolyn Astin in 1957. Greenwood recently turned 98 years old.
“A special thank you to Michelle Newton for her nomination of Mr. Greenwood and for presenting this honor to him,” said Lisa Strange with Fry, Jordan & Wilson/Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation.