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Service truly what brought family together for local couple


November 11, 2020

COAST GUARD retirees Eric and Suzette Andersen still love the sea.

This is the story of two military veterans who start their adult lives without much of a real plan, but who took opportunities that led them together, and for whom it's worked out pretty well.

It's a story with a lot of tendrils, which, remarkably, have wound together in a remarkable fashion.

By her own admission, Suzette Andersen didn't have a lot of focus coming out of high school in San Diego Calif.

"I always struggled to get good grades in school," she said.

Coming from a family in which at least the three previous generations had all served in the military, that seemed like her bes...

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