Former Okinawa Marine gives 54 years of service to Corps
Retired Lt. Col. Frederick Grant, from Emporia, Virginia, enlisted in the Marine Corps Oct. 2, 1963. He served on active duty for 38 years, filling various enlisted and officer billets. During his Marine Corps career, he married Hiroko Grant, a Japanese citizen. They had two daughters and five grandchildren, all of whom continuously support him overseas. When he retired from active duty, he returned to Okinawa, Japan, to begin a government service career as the director of the Tactical Exercise Control Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Now, Grant is retiring from his 54 years of uninterrupted service with the Marine Corps.