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World War II Veteran Celebrates 99th Birthday

By Staff | Oct 3, 2018

Ernie Blatt with his wife, Dorothy.

Ernie Blatt of Paden City, W.Va. turned 99-years-old on Oct. 2. He was born October 2, 1919 in Porters Falls, W.Va., the son of Virgil and Iva Blatt.

He served in World War II and was a Navy Corpsman with the 1st Marine Division Invasion of Guadalcanal.

He retired from PPG Industries, Natrium, W.Va. He has been a member of the VFW Post #6327, Sistersville, W.Va. and American Legion Post #86, Paden City, W.Va.

Ernie and his wife Dorothy have six children, 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. They are members of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Paden City, W.Va.

Together, Ernie and Dorothy will celebrate their birthdays (Ernie, 99 and Dorothy, 89) on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1-5 p.m. at Paden City Christian Church’s Fellowship Hall on Paden Fork Road, Paden City, W.Va. Everyone is welcome.

Ernie Blatt, during his military years

If unable to attend, cards may be mailed to 2048 Dutch Run Road, New Martinsville, W.V. 26155.