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Tom graduated from Mar Vista in 1952 and returned to El Paso, Texas where he worked as a front man for Mountain Bell Telephone Company before joining the United States Marine Corps, which sent him back to San Diego for training. Tom moved from boot camp, to a telephone and electronics course in San Diego, then to combat training in Oceanside, California as a prelude for duty in Korea. Instead, orders came from Gifu, Japan. Tom was assigned to a barracks that was once home to the Kamikaze pilots of World War II. When his unit moved to Yokosuka he began studying Japanese judo.

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Out of Area / Out of Area, (1950 - 1959), Family and Friends

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