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Share our heritage | Navy servicemen in June 1955

Centre and Mifflin County Navy servicemen gather before taking their final service examination in June 1955.
Centre and Mifflin County Navy servicemen gather before taking their final service examination in June 1955. Photo provided

Each Monday the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Laird S. Confer.

This photo was originally published in the Centre Daily Times in June 1955. It shows a group of 31 men, photographed at Lewistown before leaving for Pittsburgh to take their final examinations for Navy service. The men were from both Centre and Mifflin counties.

Only the Centre County men were identified. They are, from left:

Third row: Fred Martin, Pleasant Gap; Merle Barto, State College; and Gary Schlegel, Julian.

Fourth row: Joseph Gingher, Milesburg; Dennis Dixon, Pine Grove Mills; and Laird Confer, Milesburg.

Top row: Andrew Cruse, Wayne King, Carrol Dixon, Eugene Miller, Jack Heffelfinger and Richard Brown, all of Bellefonte.

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to Audience Engagement Editor Laurie Jones at ljones@centredaily.com. Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at CentreDaily.com. If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.

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