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Freedom Fighters: Gordon Hargett

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

Gordon Hargett has taken the motto, "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" to heart from the day he joined the Marine Corps 72 years ago to the present.

Hargett and his best friend joined the Marines the day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He saw action on the island of Okinawa on an anti-aircraft gun crew.

Discharged in 1946, Hargett has continued to be involved in the Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" program and was recently named "Marine of the Year " by the Marine Corps League.

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