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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 >>


William N. Eckerson

U.S. Marine Corps 1939–1945

With 20 of his classmates, Bill Eckerson wanted to enlist in the Marines right after the attack on Pearl Harbor, but was sent back to Colgate Co... more >>


Richard Brenneman

U.S. Navy 1943–1946

When Richard Brenneman graduated from Natick High School in 1943, he volunteered to serve in the Navy. After basic and gunnery mateís school, he... more >>


Roland W. Gendron

U.S. Marine Corps 1950–1953

In 1950, Roland Gendron quit school at 17 and enlisted in the Marines. Amphibious warfare training at Camp LeJeune and learning discipline prepa... more >>


James C. Foley

U.S. Marine Corps 1966–1968

Jim Foley joined the Marine Corps in early 1966 because he wanted adventure. He was sent to Vietnam, where he served with the 3rd Marine Divisio... more >>


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