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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – MATT SWINSICK

Beaufort’s Matt Swinsick, 79, joined the Navy in 1960 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. After Boot camp and Electronics Technician school in Great Lakes, Ill., he was assigned to the USS Bushnell (AS-15), a large floating submarine maintenance facility in Key West just as the Cuban Missile Crises broke out nearly next door. While serving aboard, he… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – HAZEN CULLEY

Beaufort’s Hazen Culley, 77, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1962 in Daytona Beach, Fla. After Boot camp at Great Lakes, Ill., and training as a Hospital Corpsman, he was assigned to the Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va. He later was reassigned to serve with the Marines at Camp Lejeune, where he joined the Marine Corps… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – AUSTIN DAVIS

Beaufort’s Austin Davis, 87, graduated from Beaufort High School in 1951 and joined the U.S, Navy. After Boot Camp in San Diego, he trained as an Aviation Metalsmith (AM). His first assignment was maintaining seaplanes in Bermuda, followed by Blimps at Lakehurst, NJ (including North Atlantic deployments). Follow-on tours included Norfolk, Bermuda, Lakehurst, Iceland (including… Keep Reading