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Freedom Fighters: C.D. Gilbert

(KLTV) - C.D. Gilbert of Overton joined the Navy in 1943. Serving our country was a point of pride for the Gilberts, who had seven generations of military service in their history.

Although Gilbert's designated job was "Gunner's Mate," his ship's primary purpose was delivering troops and materials for invasions in the South Pacific.

Gilbert describes his service as a "link in a chain that held strong."

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