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Updated: 04/07/2014 08:00:01AM

Bob Goff joined the Army in 1948 to escape life at home

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SUN PHOTO BY DON MOORE
Bob Goff, 82, holds a framed picture of President Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, he received as a Christmas present while working as a member of the White House communications staff.

By DON MOORE

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Bob Goff grew up in Placida, south of Englewood, and joined the Army at 16 after he dropped out of Venice-Nokomis High School in 10th grade. He lied about his age and signed up for the service “because I didn’t want to be a fisherman or farmer.”

After basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., he wound up taking one electronics course after another at Fort Monmouth, N.J.

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