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March 3, 2017

by dianeshort2014

View the service history of Baseball Legend

yogiS1c “Yogi” Berra

US Navy

(Served 1943-1946)

View his Service Profile on at

Short Bio: In the wartime spring of 1943, a 17-year-old baseball hopeful named Lawrence Peter Berra didn’t know quite what to expect. The stumpy, moon-faced kid better known as Yogi was getting his first taste of professional baseball, a $90-a-month neophyte with the Norfolk (Va.) Tars of the Class B Piedmont League. “Yogi” decided to volunteer for a new kind of Navy boat, called the Landing Craft Support Small (LCSS) Rocket Launcher and found himself off the Normandy coast on D-Day.

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