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Mr. Joseph Gold, A United States Marine

Joseph Gold, 107, a World War I veteran who was believed to be the nation's oldest living Marine Corps veteran, died of pneumonia Aug. 25, 1999 at a nursing home in Tenafly, N.J.

Mr. Gold, who served in the Battle of Belleau Wood, was stabbed in the hand by a German bayonet but remained in Europe with the Corps until 1919.

Recently, interviewers from the U.S. Marine Corps Research Center interviewed him on the war he fought and his service in the Marines.  Mr. Gold was one of only a few who remembered fighting during World War I, according to Marine records

Semper Fi Mr. Joseph Gold