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“Most of the guys in the barracks [at basic training] were sent to Vietnam,” says Mark Schurkamp. “But they sent me to Germany. I knew Germany existed. We had a lot of troops there. And I knew I was not going there to fight.”

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Mark Schurkamp, military veteran

He begins each day at 5:30 a.m., feeding his cats Stormy and Sam.