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The Naval History of Hawaii

By Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division The prime location of the Aloha State has made Hawaii one of the U.S. Navy’s most coveted assets. Although the Aloha State was one of the last to join the Union, Hawaii became one of the most important states in …

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The Warrior of Kāneʻohe: Pearl Harbor’s First Medal of Honor Recipient

By LT.j.g. Tyler Barker, Communications Officer, Precommissioning Unit John Finn (DDG 113) More than seventy-five years ago, the tranquil wind-swept and sun-soaked skies over the then-U.S. territory of Hawai’i were pierced by the whine of 353 Japanese aircraft, launched in a surprise attack from four Japanese aircraft carriers on the …

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