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Fallbrook man restores Marine Detachment on USS Midway to former glory


Last updated 10/24/2017 at Noon

Stanley Foraker is the behind-the-scenes restorer of the Marine Detachment area of the USS Midway.

Ray Harris, Volunteer Safety Officer

Special to the Village News

The Marine Detachment, or MARDET in Navy speak, was in shambles when he found it. The walls were covered in a gel-like preservative and nothing at all like the spit and polish that he left when he was a young Marine sergeant assigned to the Marine Detachment on board the USS Midway.

Fallbrook resident Stanley Foraker, a volunteer since January 2015 with the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum Ship Restoration Department, discovered that his old work area had fallen into disarray, and it became his personal mission t...

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