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03/18/09 — Memories aweigh: Five former Navy buddies reunite

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Memories aweigh: Five former Navy buddies reunite

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on March 18, 2009 1:46 PM

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Bill Aycock, Oscar Cousins, Shelton Dawson, Edward Sauls and Kermit Pittman joined the Navy on the buddy system in 1956. Last month, for the first time since, the complete group was reunited at Madison's Prime Rib.

Fifty years ago, five young men made a pact -- joining hundreds of others across the state in a highly publicized mass enlistment. They thought boot camp would be more like summer camp, that a few years in the Navy...

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