Happy 102nd Birthday, Ted Diamond!

Ted Diamond is a Westport jewel.

Today, the longtime resident celebrates his 102nd birthday. And what a 10-plus-decade life it’s been.

Diamond served as an Army Air Corps combat navigator with the 15th Air Force. He flew 50 missions over highly secured military installations throughout Europe, often leading a group of 28 B-17s.

Four years ago — on his 98th birthday — he received France’s highest medal: the insignia of Chevalier (knight) of the Legion of Honor.

The award — established by Napoleon in 1802 — acknowledged Diamond’s enduring contribution to the success of Operation Dragoon, a military campaign to free the nation from Nazi domination.

Ted Diamond, at the 2017 Memorial Day ceremony.

He has spent the last 64 years in Westport. In addition to 3 terms as 2nd selectman, he was an RTM member, and volunteered on numerous town committees, commissions and boards.

In 2007, he served as grand marshal of Westport’s Memorial Day parade.

Happy birthday, Ted Diamond. Have a sparkling day!

13 responses to “Happy 102nd Birthday, Ted Diamond!

  1. Happy Birthday Ted! Thank you for your service to our country, and our town as Second Selectman. Wishing great health in year 102

  2. I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Ted! <3

    Does anyone know who might be the oldest Westport resident?

  3. Arlene Avellanet


  4. Happy Birthday Ted, from all your fellow Y’s Men.

  5. HBD Ted!! Greatest generation..

  6. Ted,

    Happy Birthday to my all time favorite patient while working in Westport! Good bless you and your family and I wish you many more:)

  7. Rozanne Gates

    Happy Birthday Ted. You are a real role model for all of us peace loving people.

  8. Mary Cookman Schmerker

    Happy Birthday Ted. Thank you for your service to our Country and our town.
    Congratulations on the recognition your service has received. Hold forth! You are an inspiration to so many. We need the example you have set more than ever. Unfortunately we are loosing so many like you who gave of themselves for the good of all.

  9. Gil Ghitelman

    Among his other attributes Ted is a pretty fair bridge player. Of course he should be…he’s been playing that damn game for over 70 years!
    Happy day, Ted.

  10. Allan Cramer

    Ted, happy birthday to a terrific guy

  11. Dianne Quagliariello

    Happy Birthday and thank you for all your service, Mr. Diamond! 🎈🎂🇺🇸

  12. Kerstin Rao

    Happy birthday, Ted! You are one of my FAVORITE veterans who come speak to students at Bedford Middle School each year. Thank you for sharing your message and your values – you are truly appreciated.

  13. Peter Gambaccini

    I still remember him (because of his booming voice) as an umpire of my Little League games…which must have been about 1960. He’s the ONLY umpire I still remember.