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Updated: 11/15/2013 08:00:01AM

Women military veterans recognized

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SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

Joy Kiser, Eleanor Skinner, Laurie Druyor, and guest speaker Kim Lovejoy were recognized for their military service at the Isles Yacht Club.

By AL HEMINGWAY

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PUNTA GORDA — In May 1967, while transporting wounded Marines to the USS Sanctuary, a hospital ship situated three miles off the coast of South Vietnam near the city of Chu Lai, the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter carrying the men suddenly crashed into the South China Sea.

On duty that night was Punta Gorda resident Lt. Laurie Druyor, a nurse serving aboard the vessel.

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