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'But I shall overcome, for I am strong': U.S. Navy Master Chief performs Old Glory

"I had a couple of scholarships to go to college and I chose the United States Navy. I'd do it all over again," he says.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — He's Mack Ellis, Master Chief, United States Navy (Retired).

He worked at both NAS JAX as a Southeast Region Master Chief and Mayport as a 4th Fleet Master Chief. He's proud of his military service.

"I had a couple of scholarships to go to college and I chose the United States Navy. I'd do it all over again," he says.

Now, Chief Ellis pours his heart and soul into a dramatic presentation entitled, 'Old Glory'.

First Coast News asked him to do us the honor of performing it for our TV audience and online viewers.  He said that he would be honored.

You may recognize the background in downtown Jacksonville, the USS Orleck, one of the most decorated U.S. naval ships since WWII. 

    

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