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WWII vet remembers his time in the military

Jim Catt remembers both good things and bad things about his time in the U.S. Navy.

As he talks about his time in the South Pacific and the Philippines during World War II, Catt occasionally has to pause, tears welling up in his eyes.

"I get a little sentimental," he said.

But he remembers his service with pride.

"We were all over and we did a job that had to be done," Catt said.

His ship, the light cruiser USS Mobile, had a distinctive combat record in the war. It shot down 15 Japanese aircraft, bombarded 10 islands, and sank two troop transports, a submarine, a light cruiser, a heavy crui...

 

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