Irving Locker was a U.S. Sergeant in the artillery division during World War 2. He fought at Normandy, and in 5 major battles in World War 2. There, he participated in the liberation of a concentration camp.
Locker was sent to an artillery school, and was later attached to the 116th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. He believes the United States’s victory and the survival of the men he commanded was all decided by God.
Locker was one of the veterans honored by president Trump in February at the State of the Union address.
He received the Official 2018 White House Christmas Ornament. He made quite a splash when his name was said, as he jumped out of his seat to give the president a thumbs-up.