Veteran showcase: Ken Richardson

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Ken Richardson
U.S. Navy veteran Ken Richardson has retired to Lake Riverside Estates in Aguanga. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
After traveling the world with the U.S. Navy, veteran Ken Richardson and his family decided to settle in picturesque Lake Riverside Estates in Aguanga. Richardson enlisted in the Navy in 1966. He considered this service to his country as his obligation. Little did he know at the time, it would become an interesting career. He was trained as a boatswain’s mate. This rating is one of the oldest in the Navy, dating back to 1794. Boatswain’s mates train, direct and supervise personnel in ship’s maintenance duties in all activities relating to marlinespikes, decks, boat seamanship, painting, upkeep of the ship’s external structure, rigging, deck equipment and lifeboats. They are in charge of working parties, perform seamanship tasks and act as petty officers-in-charge of picket
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