World War II veteran Jack Crawford celebrating his 96th birthday with fellow Springfield American Legion Post 227 members.


World War II veteran celebrates 96th birthday

Springfield, PA

Jack Crawford, a World War II veteran from Springfield, Delaware County, Pa., celebrated his 96th birthday on Jan. 8, 2020.

Mr. Crawford has been a member of Springfield American Legion Post 227 for over 50 years.

Members of Post 227 celebrated his birthday with a cake, thanking and honoring him for his military service in the Army Air Corps in World War II and many years of volunteer service to the community through the Springfield post.

In 2016, Mr. Crawford’s name was added to the Springfield Volunteer Wall of Honor, an honor bestowed on longtime volunteers to the Springfield community.

An award of recognition was also presented to Mr. Crawford by Mr. Larry Healy from the office of Pennsylvania State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara.

Those in attendance (l.tor.) Bill Smeck, Rocco Polidoro, Bill Clark, Larry Healy, Tom Cotton, John Butler and Art Sweisfurth.

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