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100-year-old WWII veteran receives honorary award

  • Robert Craig (center) sits surrounded by Rob Johnson, master of Portsmouth Lodge 1, where Craig was a longtime member; his three sons, Steve, Don and Ken Craig; David Cumming, district deputy grand master, and Grand Master John Lobdel. Len Stuart, PIO—Courtesy

  • Don Craig (left) Robert Craig and Grand Master John Lobdel stand together.

  • Robert Craig accepts grand master’s pin from John Lobdel.


Thursday, April 05, 2018

New Hampshire Veterans Home resident Robert Craig, a World War II veteran who turned 100 years old in February, was honored March 22 with the New Hampshire Masonic Centenarian Award, which was presented to him in a ceremony during the home’s monthly Mason’s meeting by Most Worshipful Master John Lobdel, master of the New Hampshire Grand Lodge, F&AM. A longtime resident of Portsmouth, Craig served as a Navy Seabee in the Asia-Pacific area during World War II and worked for the U.S. Post Office for many years after the war.