CAPE CHARLES WAVE
July 8, 2013
About 100 Cape Charles High School alumni gathered at Sunset Beach Grill last Saturday.
Organizers Leah Bowen Forest, Pamela Brown Upshur, Yetta Stratton Wilkins, and Troy Lewis said the reunion was the first-ever for students who attended the school in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Students from the oldest class represented , 1970, had waited 43 years.
The youngest class, 1986, graduated 27 years ago.
Leah Bowen Forest said that there have been reunions of classes from the ’50s and ’60s but nothing after that. [Read more…]
By JOE VACCARO
Special to the Cape Charles Wave
July 8, 2013
Edgar T. Steward began his 38-year naval career in 1942, one year after WW II started, and it was an adventure that took him to the sands of Iwo Jima, to the Battle of Inchon and Pusan in Korea, and finally to the jungles of Viet Nam where he earned the Bronze Star.
During those years, Steward rose from the rank of Seaman Recruit to full Captain and yet still found the time to raise a family and travel the world with his beloved wife Mary Jean and their three sons.
For a man who has the great distinction of having fought in three wars he still maintains a razor sharp sense of humor that brings a smile to anyone near him. Those personal traits were front and center last month when Captain Steward was the guest of honor at his son Dave’s installation as Post Commander of American Legion Post 56 in Cheriton.
Without the use of any prepared material, this 91-year-old patriarch spoke before an awestruck crowd about his travels and the fact how proud he was of his American Legion Commander son. He fondly remembered the time when his son was entering the Navy to start his own career. Steward said his parting words to Dave were, “Just do what they tell you to do and you won’t get into any trouble” — or in other words perform your duties to the best of your ability. [Read more…]