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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – JACK BAGGETTE

Port Royal’s Jack Baggette enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1958 in Starksville, Miss. After Boot camp at Fort Jackson, he transitioned to the PLC program with the United States Marines at Quantico. Commissioned in 1961, he headed to Okinawa with a ground recon unit. His follow-on tours included two more tours in Okinawa, two… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – TOM VANDE BURGT

Beaufort’s Tom Vande Burgt, 56, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in Worcester, Mass., in 1982. After boot camp at Parris Island, he trained in logistics before being assigned to 29 Palms, two tours each to Camp Leguene, Iwakuni and Quantico, plus a tour in Guam. After separating from the Corps in 1997, he… Keep Reading