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Salute to Our Veterans: Emile Bayle

Our Veterans

In honor of those who served our country in the armed forces, this San Marino Tribune article continues a series of individual salutes to our courageous veterans.

By Mitch Lehman

Emile Bayle was 19 years old, had just lost his father, and – admittedly – was lacking in direction.

“I didn’t know what to do,” said Bayle.

The year was 1948. Bayle was living in Joliet, Illinois and decided to enlist in the United States Navy.

“This was between WWII and Korea,” Bayle says.“I was sent to Great Lakes Naval Station where I went to boot camp and electronics school. Back then, with the onset of sonar and radar, the field of electronics was a really big deal. As part of my enlistment, I was going to become an electrician. So I spent a year trying to put two wires together.”

For the full story, see the print edition of the San Marino Tribune, or download the e-edition.

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