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A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Ingleside resident Robert Puig wears his dress whites in 1995 with his wife, the former Ann Marie Doyle. The couple met while they both trained for the service in California. Courtesy: Robert Puig

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Puig served as a radio operator aboard several U.S. nuclear ballistic submarines, known as ‘boomers’ in the Navy. He shared details of the intensity of his role maintaining constant communication with leaders who could have decided the fate of the world at any moment. Courtesy: Robert Puig

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In a shadow box on one wall of his Ingleside home, Puig has preserved his service medals, ribbons and other insignia associated with his long career in the Navy. Today, Puig and his wife are contractors who do remodeling work. Both are also members of the Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department. Ingleside Index

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Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department Captain Robert Puig with Firefighter wife, Ann Marie. You may see the couple fighting fires or performing other heroic acts anywhere in the Ingleside or Aransas Pass areas where they may be called to help. Ingleside Index

Local veteran holds on to pieces of military history

You may have seen Robert Puig while buildings burn, often with his wife, anywhere from Ingleside to Aransas Pass –

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