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Jim Griffin, 87, of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Gordon McBride, 88, of Castro Valley, Calif., are part of a group of four World War II veterans who served on same ship, CVE-18 USS Altamaha. They reunite each year to swap old stories, get reacquainted and say good-bye. The tradition has spanned the past 25 years, but due to aging and dwindling numbers of surviving shipmates, this year's meeting is expected to be their last reunion.

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