'It's over my head': Mooresville Veteran Gets Dress Blues for 97th Birthday

February 16, 2021

Gordon “Gord” Englund received a memorable present to celebrate his 97th birthday Thursday.

Englund, who was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps as a staff sergeant nearly 70 years ago, was surprised with the distinctive dress blue uniform he never had as a young man serving his country during World War II and the Korean War.

The gift was given by the Independence Fund, a national veterans service organization based in Charlotte dedicated to meeting the unmet needs of catastrophically wounded veterans, caregivers and their families.

“What a thrill,” said Englund, who lives with his daughter Deb Juneau and son-in-law David Juneau in Mooresville. “I just can’t believe it.”

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