Former Okinawa Marine gives 54 years of service to Corps

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bernadette Wildes/released
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bernadette Wildes/released

Former Okinawa Marine gives 54 years of service to Corps

by: III MEF Marines | .
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published: January 31, 2017

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.