Ervin Tyler, 96, of Winslow, recently was presented the Eagle Cane for his service in WWII by a group of friends he dines with.

Tyler was in the European Theater of Operations, United States Army. He entered the service in 1944 and was discharged in 1946. He went to France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

He is the oldest charge member of the Winslow VFW and a member of the Fairfield American Legion Post 14.

A special dinner in his honor was held at the Fireside Inn in Waterville. Roland LaChance gave a short speech and present the cane to Tyler.

The Eagle Canes are personalized wooden canes with a bold and intricate bald eagle head carved in the handle.

The Eagle Cane Project was started in Oklahoma. Locally, the canes are made by George and Donna Gunning.