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Charles C. Borland, Jr.

Branch: Navy
Served: 1970 - 1974
Hometown: Valencia, PA
Written by: Peggy Borland , Proud Wife
I joined the Navy shortly after I learned that college was not for me. I was placed on the USS Charles S. Sperry DD 697 a destroyer ship, after my training. I was a sonar technician and ship's swimmer. I served the entire Eastern Seaboard, from Nova Scotia to Cuba. I began having symptoms two years ago and was finally diagnosed in March 2012. I fight every day and my grandkids and family will not let me give up. Hopefully we will find a cure! The work the ALS Association does is above and beyond and thanks just isn't enough.

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