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Veterans gather to cast a line on the high seas

Vietnam veteran Harold Smith of Newburyport woke up to his 5:45 a.m. alarm on Tuesday excited for the fishing trip ahead. He had been looking forward to the excursion for days.

The 73-year-old, who goes by “Bud,” had his bag packed and resting by the front door. In it were two apples, binoculars, a camera, and gloves.

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