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Sea Scout QM Wayne Hessemer turns 100

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  • Sea Scout QM Wayne Hessemer turns 100

    From commanding ships in World War II and the Korean War to becoming a prolific artist to being active in the Boy Scouts of America for 88 years as an Eagle Scout and Sea Scout Quartermaster, Hessemer has done it all.

    "(The) scouts are responsible for everything I've accomplished in my life as I've followed the scout law from day No. 1," the retired Naval Reserve Commander said.

    "Becoming a Sea Scout Quartermaster is what got me commissioned as an officer in the Navy, and I've always remembered that."

    As Hessemer caught up with family and friends, he smiled about his memories and read letters from the families of deceased crew members either from his Landing Ship Tank 573 in WWII or the U.S.S. Chimon in Korea.

    Happy Birthday Wayne. Thank you for your service to this nation and scouting.

    Scout Salute.

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    Boy's Life should do a feature on Wayne Hessemer, scout's need this type of role model.