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Leib, Gary 

Leib, Gary
Gary Leib enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1948, and after a succession of training schools and other postings, was assigned to the USS Boxer, an Essex class aircraft carrier, on the eve of the Korean War. The Boxer arrived in the waters off Korea in September, 1950, returned stateside in November, then sailed back to Korea in March, 1951. Among the many incidents he recalls, Leib describes his critical role in fighting a devastating fire that ravaged the Boxer in August, 1952.

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