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Gregory Lee Norum (deceased)

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Gregory Norum grew up in St Paul, Minnesota. He graduated in 1969 from St Paul Washington High School and served in the United States Navy from 1970 - 1973. Following boot camp he was trained as an Aviation Machinist's Mate. Greg was assigned to the USS Forrestal (CVA- 59). His home base was Helantisubron Naval Air Station at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. He would partake in 3 tours on board the carrier from 1969- 1970, in the Mediterranean Sea. This included the 1973 rescue mission during the Tunisian floods. Greg married Mary Jo and had 3 daughters. Greg contracted lung and brain cancer and passed in 2019, leaving behind his family which included 5 grandchildren. He will be forever missed and remembered by his family and all who knew him.

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