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  • Veteran profile: Floyd Gabel

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  • Age: 88
    Residence: Chillicothe
    Family: Wife, Estelle (Married for 63 years), seven children.
    Occupation: After service, returned home to farm in Iowa and attend college. Early on, Floyd was a high school and small college basketball coach and teacher, Quincy, Ill., Canton, St. Genevieve, and Central Methodist College in Fayette. Became employed with vocational rehabilitation and moved from Fayette to Chillicothe in 1963. Retired in 1991.
    Military service: Served in Navy 1944-1946 during World War II.
    Rank: 3rd Class Petty Officer
    Assignment: On a Navy destroyer in the Pacific.
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