Harold E. Watson was born May 6, 1939, the son of Harold and Lola Watson in Illinois. During the Cold War, Harold served his country at Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta, Georgia. He married his wife Yvonne, returned to Michigan and they had two sons. For 39 years Harold drove a truck for Wolverine Shoe Factory. Harold died on October 7, 2010, and is buried in the Ithaca City Cemetery. Harold E. Watson is one of many Gratiot County men and women who served our county, state, and country.