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John T. Coates

U.S. Marine Corps 1943–1946

Discusses Mr. Coates' service in Hawaii as a U.S. Marine during World War II.... more >>


Warren Griffin

U.S. Marine Corps 1968–1972

Fascinated by the Marines as a young boy, Warren Griffin fulfilled his commitment to help with the war by joining the Corps in August 1968 after... 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 >>


James Hastings

U.S. Marine Corps 1967–1968

Knowing he would probably be drafted for the Vietnam Conflict, James Hastings nevertheless decided to join the Marine Corps. Training at Parris ... 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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