Beaufort’s Doug Hart, 73, joined the United States Marine Corps in Johnstown, N.Y. in 1968. After boot camp at Parris Island and infantry training, he was assigned to duty with a Battalion Landing Team operating on and off of ships in I-Corps, Vietnam. He would be placed ashore by helos for an operation, and then be extracted; repeating this operating mode at various locations as needed. He returned from duty in Vietnam to be a DI at PI. After a full tour at PI, he became a DI at Officer Candidate School at Quantico. He left active duty in 1973 as a Staff Sergeant. Today he is a member of the DAV, Vietnam Veterans, AMVETS and the VFW. He coordinates the transportation of veterans for medical appointments and VA evaluations.