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Updated: 12/02/2013 08:00:00AM

Pulver was medic during the Cuban Missile Crisis

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Bob Pulver was 19 and had just graduated from Navy boot camp in 1959 when this picture was taken.

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Pulver was a Navy hospital corpsman 3rd class working at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va.

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Bob Pulver today with the 35mm camera he used in his photography business after getting out of the Navy.

By DON MOORE

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“I knew things were getting serious when they issued us corpsmen morphine as we got off the C-130 transport at Guantanamo Bay,” said Bob Pulver of Heritage Lake condominiums in Port Charlotte, a former Navy corpsman during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Pulver was a Navy corpsman attached to the 1st Marine Division, the first ground unit sent to Cuba in October 1962, just about the time the missile crisis began heating up among the Cubans, Soviet Union and the United States.

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