WMAR-2 News is committed to improving the lives of Veterans in Maryland by giving light to their stories, struggles and triumphs. Every week a local veteran will be featured in our Veteran Spotlight contest.
This week's honoree is James McClure of Havre de Grace.
He served the United States Navy for 22 years and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Mr. McClure enlisted in the Navy at just 17 years old, leaving his father's farm in Kentucky to serve during World War II. Eventually he wound up in Washington, DC to be part of central intelligence. That's when he met the love of his life, Helen. They soon married and created a beautiful life together. After the Navy, Mr. McClure spent 20 years working in the Civil Service Personnel at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He was responsible for recruiting engineers.
We would like to thank Mr. McClure for his service and dedication to our great country. We would also like to wish him an early Happy Birthday. He turns 93 years old in June.
If there is a veteran in your life that you would like to nominate for the Veteran Spotlight contest, go to: https://www.wmar2news.com/contests/veteran-spotlight-of-the-week. Every nominee will receive a $100 VISA gift card courtesy of Superior Design and Restoration.