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Local Resident Served In Two Branches Of Military

 

August 15, 2019

Maggie and Mike DiRocco

How many veterans have served in two branches of the U.S. military? Residents can meet one on Aug. 22. Brevard's Mike DiRocco served in the U.S. Marines from 1954-1959 (sergeant) and from 1960-1973 in the U.S. Army (Special Forces, a.k.a. Green Beret).

On Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m., at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas, DiRocco will present a free program about his experiences. His two-part program includes:

- "What Is So Special about Special Forces?"

- "Living with the Montagnards."

Part one, "What Is So Special about Special Forces?" explains the origins of Special Forces...



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