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95-year-old Navy veteran Noland still going strong


Last updated 11/13/2017 at Noon

Retired Navy veteran Howard Noland, 95, resides in Fallbrook's Morro Hills neighborhood.

Howard Delos Noland, a 95-year-old Navy veteran and Fallbrook resident, had a question when his son, Chuck Noland, introduced him to a newspaper writer.

“Is this for my obituary?” asked Howard with a twinkle in his eye as he strode straight and strong to a chair in the living room of his hilltop home in Morro Hills for an afternoon visit.

Chuck Noland couldn’t be prouder of his pop, who served in the Navy for 23 years and as a hospital corpsman aided injured Marines in World War II. The son also marvels at his father’s strength at age 95.

“The physical therapists say they’ve...

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