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 traveling baseball team. Finishing his enlistment, he earned a BS degree at Florida State on the G.I. Bill. In 1979, he joined the Army National Guard at Hunter Army Air Base, later transferring to Bloomington, Ill., then switching to the Florida Air National Guard where he deployed during Desert Storm. He retired with 20 years of service as a Master Sergeant, having been in the Navy and with the Marines and in both the Army and Air Force.

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

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