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Veteran of two wars recalls time in the Pacific

Four years after Japan surrendered in 1945 and ended World War II in the Pacific, Bud Harris enlisted in the Navy and remained there for the next 21 years, retiring as a lieutenant after fighting through America’s next two wars.Harris, 82, served on a 164-foot-long Navy net tender during the Korean War. He and 29 shipmates on their reverse wheelbarrow-looking ship laid down antisubmarine nets in the harbor of Yokosuka, Japan, he said.On Nov. 1, 1952, Harris said he participated in the first hydrogen bomb test on Eniwetok, an atoll in the Pacific Ocean. After that, Harris moved to Albuquerque, …

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