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Updated: 04/28/2014 03:40:04PM

Howard Mack of Venice served in the Navy, Coast Guard and Army

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Sgt. Howard Mack astride a camel with his M-16 rifle in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm in the 1990s.

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Sgt. Howard Mack astride a camel with his M-16 rifle in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm in the 1990s.

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Howard Mack of Venice today, at 79.

By DON MOORE

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Like millions of other young men before and after him, Howard Mack joined the Navy right out of high school. It was 1954, he was 18, and the Korean War had been over for a year.

After basic at Bainbridge, Md., he was assigned to machinist’s mate school. Then he went aboard the World War II-era, Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga, being updated and refitted at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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