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If it ain't Beale, it ain't real
Gunnery Sergeant Stanton Beale was born March 17, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA. Keeping his real age a secret, at fifteen he began his military career by enlisting in the United States Navy at the 30th Surface Division 4th Naval District in Pennsylvania on December 9, 1952. He completed Navy boot camp in Bainbridge, MD. In 1953 he was assigned to submarine chase ship PCER-853, 4TH Naval District Academy Indianapolis, MD. On March 22, 1954, after two years of service in the U.S. Navy, Seamen Apprentice Beale’s true age was determined, he received a minority discharge convenience of government (COG) from the Navy.
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