Grant Joint Union High School Alumni

Sacramento, California (CA)

Alumni Stories

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Peter Edward Jones

Class of 1943

My dad, Peter Edward Jones, graduated from Grant Union in 1943. His older brother Robert, Bob, graduated in 1942, and his younger brother William, Bill, graduated in 1944. All three brothers enlisted upon graduation and served our country during WWII. Dad's folks moved to Fresno while he was in the service. When he got out in 1946 he moved to his new home in Fresno. He married my mom in '48 and began working for the Fresno Bee, where he worked (with the exception of a year he was called back to serve in the South Pacific during the Korean war) until he turned '80. He finally retired after 57 years on the job. The paper wrote an article about him and called him the "Cal Ripken" of the Fresno Bee. Dad and mom still live in the home I grew up in. Dad will be '86 soon and is doing well, as are his brothers, Bob and Bill. I had lunch with him today and told him his high school probably had a website he could check out. He said he might do that (but I beat him to it). Dad has five children and twelve grandchildren (and a some great grandchildren too). He was definitely a part of what someone referred to as the "Greatest Generation". So here's to the class of 1943. I told dad he should go to his 70th reunion in 2013. He just might do it.

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Lost Class Rings

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