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By Don Ogle 

Dorwart retires after 50 years in U.S. Navy


September 29, 2017

Fifty years ago a young Sidney man found his way into the Navy. A week ago today, that man retired as a highly respected man of God and of the Navy, who would remain serving both capacities if he could.

Lieutenant Commander William Dorwart stood in the hangar bay of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt at the Naval Base San Diego, honored by Navy friends and family, plus members of his own family who could make the trip.

When Dorwart left Nebraska, he became an aviation electronic technician. When his four year enlistment was up, Dorwart felt the call of his Roman Catholic upbringing. Using his G....

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