Dr. Henry Grant
A native of Northampton County, Henry Boone Grant graduated from Weldon High School and attended UNC-Chapel Hill before graduating from Duke School of Medicine. He served in World War II as a medical officer in the 82nd Airborne, where he earned a Bronze Star from service in the D-day invasion, and a Purple Heart after he stepped on a land mine in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a beloved pediatrician for almost 50 years in the Rocky Mount area, caring for thousands of children through the years. He joined the staff of Park View Hospital in 1947 and twenty years later, he designed the light device used to treat jaundiced infants. He served as president of the medical staff at Nash General, and served on the Nash County Health Department Board.
Inducted into Hall of Fame 2013