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Doug Hart

Veteran of the Week – Doug Hart

Beaufort’s Doug Hart, 73, joined the United States Marine Corps in Johnstown, N.Y. in 1968. After boot camp at Parris Island and infantry training, he was assigned to duty with a Battalion Landing Team operating on and off of ships in I-Corps, Vietnam. He would be placed ashore by helos for an operation, and then be extracted; repeating this operating mode at various locations as needed. He returned from duty in Vietnam to be a DI at PI. After a full tour at PI, he became a DI at Officer Candidate School at Quantico. He left active duty in 1973 as a Staff Sergeant. Today he is a member of the DAV, Vietnam Veterans, AMVETS and the VFW. He coordinates the transportation of veterans for medical appointments and VA evaluations.

Compiled by John Chubb, American Legion Post 9. For nominations, contact jechubb1@gmail.com.

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