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Laura Grevas/Daily Globe Retired Navy machinist Darrell Gentry, 89, poses with his discharge certificate outside his Lakefield home.

Navy veteran: On the sea, in the air

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WWII service included chasing subs, training pilots

LAKEFIELD -- If Darrell Gentry's commitment to the U.S. Navy was anything like his commitment to his dance moves, he deserves every patch and medal.

During his footloose days in the Navy, Gentry frequented the huge ballrooms of Chicago in his spare time. Now the Lakefield resident, who is mere weeks from his 90th birthday, still goes dancing every other Sunday in Brewster.

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