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Happy 100th Birthday Matthew “Johnny” Griffin, Jr.

World War II veteran Matthew “Johnny” Griffin, Jr. turned 100 on Sunday, January 24, 2021. He was celebrated with a drive by parade and presentations made by the St. John Baptist Church of Bertrandville, Paul Narcisse American Legion Post #430, Bethlehem Lodge #237 and Bethlehem Chapter #153 Order of Eastern Stars.

He received service medals for his participation in the European American Middle East Campaign and the American Campaign.

Husband of the late Hazel Ben Griffin; one daughter, one granddaughter and grand son-in-law; two great grandsons. He and his wife participated in the state’s Foster Care Program by raising nine foster children.

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