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Navy Reservists Unite

In 1946, East Texans who served in World War II started a Navy Reserve Center in Tyler.  It closed in 1998, but every year the reserve center reunites.   This afternoon, former and current Navy reservists gathered to remember the times they had together. For some, it's a chance to see their former commanding officers and hear stories of those who served before them. Reservists from all over East Texas come back to Tyler for this special day.  

"It's nice because you see people that have retired and like people.  When Tyler's Reserve Center closed down, some people just decided to get out then, and so it's good to see some people you haven't seen in several years," said Navy Reservist David Sowell. 

"We had a lot of good times at the reserve center," said Navy Reservist Larry Harper.  "We had a lot of good times out at the fleet and shore stations and that's what its about serving your country."    

This was the 7th annual Navy Reserve Reunion. Many traveled from out of state as well to attend.

Molly Reuter, Reporting.


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