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Joseph Rank - Vietnam War

Joseph Rank served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1989, including a tour on the USS Swenson, a WW II vintage destroyer off the shore of Vietnam from March through September of 1970. He returned to the waters off Vietnam in 1972, this time with the USS England, a guided missile cruiser. Following these tours, Lieutenant Rank became a Naval ROTC instructor and also worked on a masters degree at the University of Illinois. Rank emphasizes the confidence and leadership skills he gained from the Navy.

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You Never Know What Impact You Have

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Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Joseph Rank, Lt., U.S. Navy. 25 years old.

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Urbana, Illinois

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September, 1972

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(Narrator's Photo)



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