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By Betty Vanderwielen

Jeff Wisehart vaults from trainee to trainer

Veteran Spotlight


February 18, 2021

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U.S. Army Sergeant Jeff Wisehart.

SEELEY LAKE – In 1965 Jeff Wisehart moved from New Mexico to San Jose, California, where he lived with his sister while attending West Valley College. He said California at that time was beautiful, though he was a bit disappointed to discover there were not 10 girls for every guy, as his buddies had assured him. But it didn't matter whether he was happy with the move or not, the Vietnam draft caught up with him.

At the induction center in Oakland, California, Wisehart was asked "Army or Navy?"

"Navy," he answered since all his siblings were in that branch of service. The inductor took a...

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