Kenneth C. Alford Sr. of Columbiana recently enjoyed a two-day celebration in Lady Lake, Fla., on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
Mr. Alford was born on Feb. 25, 1922, in Cremora, Va. He lived in a family with 10 other siblings and went to a one-room school house.
In 1936 he joined the Navy and served on a submarine as a Machinist 1st Class Petty Officer until 1944. He is very proud of his military service and, in his former years, he liked to fish, travel and gamble.
After his discharge he worked at Crucible Steel in Midland, Pa.
He summers in Columbiana and winters in Florida.
The honoree has two sons, Kenneth "Buck" Jr. of Columbiana and Joseph of Oak Island, Va., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.