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A Day On Board… Veterans’ Day

Posted by iusbvision on November 6, 2006


Operations Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Gil Martin served in the military for over twenty years.  After being drafted in 1971, Martin enlisted in the Air Force.

Martin was stationed  in Vietnam, Iceland, Germany, Arizona, Florida, Alaska, and New Mexico before leaving in 1981.

In 1985, Martin, reenlisted in the Navy.  As an Operations Specialist, he worked as an Air Intercept Controller which meant he was in charge of guiding aircraft into positions to shoot down enemy fighters and missiles.

In 1988 Martin served in the Persian Gulf on a fast boat escorting oil tankers and assisting Navy SEAL missions.  During Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Martin was stationed only 80 miles outside of Kuwait.

From 1994-1996, Martin was stationed on the USS Roosevelt off the coast of Bosnia when the conflict started.

Martin adds “I’ve been around the world 7 times and would do it all again”.

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