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Charlie Gubish recalls rigors of Marine boot camp

Charlie Gubish recalls rigors of Marine boot camp

Charlie Gubish was working as an officer in the Bethlehem Steel fire department in June 1944 when he left to become a Marine. --- I didn't know anything about the Marine Corps, but I wanted to get out of "The Steel." The work I was doing, I didn't care to do anymore. And I'd lost a couple of my buddies, so I had to go fight for my country like they did. I went up there to the draft board in Allentown and told them I wanted to go in the Marines. Since they saw I was a fireman, they said they needed me on the ships to fight fires. They wanted to put me in the Navy. But in Philadelphia, all they asked me to do is put up my right hand and off I went on a train to...

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