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Former president Carter has multiple ties to CT

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Jimmy Carter also visited Hartford during his presidency in 1980. (WFSB file) Jimmy Carter also visited Hartford during his presidency in 1980. (WFSB file)
Former President Jimmy Carter visited Groton for the submarine's christening. (WFSB file) Former President Jimmy Carter visited Groton for the submarine's christening. (WFSB file)
USS Jimmy Carter was christened by the former president in 2004. (WFSB file) USS Jimmy Carter was christened by the former president in 2004. (WFSB file)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFSB) -

The former President Jimmy Carter has many connections to Connecticut.

Carter, who was the U.S. president from 1977 to 1981, spent 11 years in the United States Navy. For four of those years, he was stationed in Groton and at one point, he was assigned to work at Electric Boat.

Carter also visited Hartford during his presidency in 1980. 

In June 2004, Carter returned to Connecticut for the christening of the submarine, USS Jimmy Carter

“This was a very wonderful day for me and to see my wife break the champagne on undoubtedly the finest and most formidable ship in the world is a great honor for me,” Carter previously said.

Carter explained the purpose of the United States Military. 

“The primary purpose of the submarine force and the entire military force from the time I went into it as a young man has been to preserve the peace, and at the same time to protect our own country's security,” Carter previously said.

The former president revealed on Wednesday that during a recent live surgery that he had cancer in other parts of his body. He added that he planned to undergo more treatment at Emory Healthcare. 

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