Party honors World War II vet

Edwin "Doc" Morgan

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Friends and family of a Girard World War II veteran threw a big birthday party for him Saturday night.

Edwin “Doc” Morgan turns 95 years old next week. Morgan was one of the thousands of paratroopers who jumped in Normandy. In June, Morgan was awarded a certificate and coin from the 82nd Airborne Division for his service.

Morgan said his wife of 67 years and an active life style is what keeps him going.

“I have a good wife that takes care of me,” said Morgan. “After all, play golf five days a week and all that stuff, go hunting and fishing.”

Most know and call the World War II veteran Doc and there is a story behind the name. Morgan was named Doc after his father who was named after the doctor who brought him into the world. Morgan’s father was known as Big Doc and Morgan was Little Doc.

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