This Veterans Day, take a moment to view photos from a lifelong Grand Junction resident documenting his tour of duty during World War II.

Shortly after he began his career as photographer at the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Robert Grant enlisted in the United States Army and departed for a 3 1/2 year tour in Asia.

Some photos include a short, approximately 5'2" soldier. In those instances, the soldier pictured is Robert Grant. Where those photos are concerned, it is not known who actually took the picture. The rest were taken by a very young Robert Grant.