The longest member of the Greenfield American Legion Post 119 has passed away.
George Robert Strubbe, age 93, of Greenfield, passed away on August 30.
Strubbe was born in Greenfield in 1926. He enlisted in the Navy at seventeen years-old with permission from his parents as he was not 18, the legal enlistment age. He served on LST 171 in the Asiatic Pacific Theater from June 1944 until his honorable discharge in May 1946, receiving a “Letter of Commendation” for outstanding performance of duty during operation against the enemy along with the Victory Medal, American Area Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Medal with 4 stars and a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two stars.
Upon returning to Greenfield George worked for the United States Post Office retiring in 1981 focusing full time on George Strubbe Excavating.
Strubbe was a member of the Greenfield America Legion for 75 consecutive years.