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One cup of coffee, G.I. Joe

Story by Kristen Wong | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 08.04.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii - Kailua-Kona resident Robert Gowan was a coffee farmer looking for a way to support the troops. Gowan asked his father, a World War II Air Force veteran, if he had any good memories “amidst all the tough conditions” during the war. His father replied that he and his fellow service members would find cheer as they lay in a fighting hole in the early morning hours when they could smell fresh coffee brewing from the cooks’ tent.

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