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U.S. Marine veteran Carl Gordon similarly volunteers for and supports Wounded Warriors and The Mission Continues, both of which help wounded and disabled CARL veterans. “I tell people you don’t have to agree with what’s going on, but you should support the veterans and the troops,” Gordon said. He joined the Marines in August 1966 and GORDON served in Vietnam during 1969 and 1970. One of the mementos he keeps is the rub- bing of a name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.—the name of a friend from boot camp who died in that war. Gordon’s desire to help people and save lives led him to become a St. Louis County fireman and later a member of the Boeing fire department. Now a fire inspector, he marked 35 years with the company this summer. “I think they give a special look at veterans when they apply,” he said. “I hope they do, because I know how difficult it can be when you first get out of the service to get a job.” BOEING FRONTIERS / NOVEMBER 2012 43


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