Branch: Coast Guard
War or Conflict: WWII
Years of Service: 3
Carl Kaplan proudly served in WWII aboard the George M. Randall as a member of the Coast Guard. He loved the water so the Coast Guard was the natural choice. Residing in Assisted Living for the last 2 1/2 years, Dad wore his Coast Guard cap every day. When we visited the VA hospitals for his medical appointments, young veterans would always thank him for his service. He was very proud of being a Combat Veteran of WWII but hardly ever spoke of the war. I found loads of old photos that brought back memories of the men he served with, and Dad would try to identify them. He lived to be 98 and enjoyed every day of his life, especially seeing Lake Ronkonkoma from the front of the residence. He is missed by his family, friends and the good doctors and nurses at the VA hospitals in NYC and Northport who gave him the best of care.
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