18 hours days were nothing unusual for Jerry Dunn when he served in the Navy.

He was assigned to the USS Hornet in the mid-60's and assisted on the Flight Deck and in the O.R.

His biggest fight came 40 years after he left Vietnam and was diagnosed with stomach cancer.

He was exposed to Agent Orange in Panama.

"The Doctor rushed over to Saint Vincent Hospital, where I was in 2009. He quickly put me into the emergency room and he put a tube down my throat. The next day I went in for surgery to stop the bleeding and he saved my life."

The 1964 Graduate of Strong Vincent High School also participated in historic rescues.

He was part of a crew that picked up Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 Astronauts after they returned from space.

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