Sgt. Ernest J. Porter Sr. celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday, March 27, 2022.
He was born in Sumter and currently resides at Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Center. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II and in Okinawa.
Sgt. Porter's family includes: sons, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ernest J. Porter Jr. and U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Reo E. Porter; grandson, U.S. Air Force Capt. Gregory B. Porter; granddaughter, U.S. Army Capt. Lisa Porter; and brothers, Lt. Col. Marion T. Porter and Sgt. Lafayette Porter.
Collectively, the Porters have served 122 years of active service in defense of the United States.
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