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Gustavus R. Ide, Jr "Gus"

U.S. Navy 1942–1946

With a degree in engineering, Gustavus (Gus) Ide enlisted in the Navy as an ensign in 1942. After months of indoctrination, Gus was assigned to ... more >>


Matthew F. Rovner

U.S. Navy 1961–1975

Discusses Mr. Rovner's Navy service with the Mobile River Force in Vung Tao, My Tho, Dong Tam, Vietnam, during the Vietnam War as well as his se... more >>


Richard Doran "Dick"

U.S. Navy 1941–1945, 1951–1953

Richard Doran decided to volunteer for the Navy in his senior year of high school and after four weeks of basic training in Bainbridge, Md., was... more >>


William McCarthy

U.S. Marine Corps 1968–1969

William McCarthy joined the Marine Corps in 1968, after graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in law enforcement. After infantry... more >>


Vincent Purple "Bill"

U.S. Air Force 1942–1951

Vincent J. “Bill” Purple grew up in Athol, in north central Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, and would learn how to fly... more >>


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