Williamsburg resident fulfills longtime submarine dream

88-year-old Jim Salvatore of Williamsburg, Va., receives an Honorary Submariner certificate from Cmdr. Burt Canfield during a tour of the USS John Warner, Virginia-class submarine of the United States Navy at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 10. Mr. Salvatore is a navy veteran who had dreamed of boarding a submarine since he was 8-years-old. 80 years later, Salvatore was granted his wish thanks to nonprofit Wish of a Lifetime, Brookdale Senior Living and global hygiene company SCA. "I have to tell you, it was thrilling, exciting, unbelievable, wonderful…[and] more than I expected," said Salvatore. (Photo courtesy of Darryl Wood/U.S. Navy)

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