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CLASSWORK DONE IN BETWEEN LAUNCHING FIGHTER JETS OFF SHIP IN VIETNAM

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Ed Marshall was a teenager who not only got into trouble from time to time, he wasn’t interested in school and wanted to quit, so his dad signed for him to go into the U.S. Navy when he was 17. “The biggest mistake I made was quitting school,” Marshall said, however he admits the Navy turned his life around. Marshall went to Beeville, Texas in October 1961 for basic training. He remained there for a couple of years until he was transferred to a squadron with what then was the latest jet aircraft made, the F-4 Phantom. Marshall had to train for aviation ordnance and learn the seven dift erent systems, which included bomb systems, rockets, fi ghter jets, other planes, helicopters and more at Key West, Fla. From Florida he boarded the ship USS Independence and shipped out to war. The ship was 14 stories tall with seven above and seven below, according to Marshall.


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