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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 >>


Thomas W. Crosby, Jr.

U.S. Army 1967–1971

Finishing graduate school and the Peace Corps, Tom Crosby was given a choice between going for his PhD, or the service. Twenty-four year old Tom... 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 >>


James Sam Agostinelli

U.S. Navy 1942–1947

James "Sam" Agostinelli graduated from Natick High School in 1937 and enlisted in the Navy in 1942 "to see the world." In his six years of servi... more >>


Larry F. Kirby

U.S. Marine Corps 1942–1945

Larry Kirby enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942, shortly after he graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Brookline. Trained as a reconna... more >>


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