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The year was 1971. Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby Mcgee" was dominating the airwaves, Apollo 14 landed on the Moon, the voting age was lowered to 18 due to the ratification of the 26th Amendment and the United States was still in the midst of the Vietnam War.

This was also the year that Ken Noga, Senior, of Uniontown, was drafted into the Army to serve in the 101st Airborne as an M60 machine gunner mostly stationed in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Quang Tri.

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In October 1968, George “Huck” Rattay was discharged from Phoenixville Hospital in Valley Forge, marking the end of his service in Vietnam.

Wearing his military uniform, which donned his medals and service ribbons, along with a cast on his arm, he hitchhiked along the Pennsylvania Turnpike until a Pittsburgh family picked him up, and offered to drive him across the state to Uniontown.

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Semper Fidelis...always faithful...always loyal.

It is the creed etched in the heart and soul of every U.S. Marine, including veteran Don "Larry" Martin.

Even today, some 50 years after entering the military branch, the Lemont Furnace man proudly wears his red ball cap and t-shirt with the Marine emblems to show his pride and dedication to the Corps. It also pay tribute to his cousins who also were members of the Corps and served in Vietnam.