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My Mom instilled the ethic of service and the concept of community in my siblings and me at an early age. When I was six years old, while the Viet Nam war raged, my Dad was in the Navy, and we lived on the Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines. Off the shore of Subic Bay was Grande Island where many Vietnamese refugees were taken to be “processed”. Since my Mom was a nurse, she volunteered to assist with health care issues. I cried because I couldn’t go help, too. This was my introduction to “getting involved”.  SOURCE

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