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100-Year-Old Florida Man Remembers Expedition to Antarctica

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(from a regular contributor, and patriot, Ray Kasey, Virginia)
Robert Johnson
100-year-old Bob Johnson gestures in the room of his home that contains photographs and mementos from his 20-year career in the U.S. Navy and his Antarctic explorations with Admiral Richard Byrd July 7, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Robert Johnson, who turned 100 on Tuesday, a hot and sunny Florida day, barely hesitated when asked what he’d do if given another chance to go to Antarctica, the land of eternal ice and snow that he first journeyed to as a teenager. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Robert Johnson, who turned 100 on Tuesday, a hot and sunny Florida day, barely hesitated when asked what he’d do if given another chance to go to Antarctica, the land of eternal ice and snow that he first journeyed to as a teenager.

“It would be very tempting, it would,” he said. “That place stays in your heart. It really does.”

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