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Articles by Ray Wong

EL CAJON — Robert Gilmore just turned 81. At the age of 12, he made Eagle Scout and painted a bust statue of the “Old Man and the Sea” that still sits on a shelf of prized possessions in his living room.

One of the few remaining World War II veterans in East County, he reflected upon what led him into a lifetime of service to his country and his God.

He was in ROTC for four years in high school and served his country in the Navy for next 20 years after that.