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"The morale of the freshmen was terrific..."

   Amory Houghton, Jr.
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Amo Houghton at Parris Island, South Carolina [detail]
War: World War II, 1939-1946
Branch: Marine Corps
Unit: USS Macon
Service Location: Caribbean; Guantanamo Bay
Highest Rank: Private First Class
Place of Birth: Corning, NY
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Amo Houghton, former Marine in World War II, represents the 29th District of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives. His story reflects his devotion to his hometown of Corning, and chronicles the myriad contributions of civilians and friends on that home front during the war. Former CEO of Corning Glass Works, he is cited as the "father of fiber optics" for support of research in revolutionary communications material. He says the military taught him many life lessons, including when to be free and when to be disciplined.

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  May 29, 2007
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