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World War I Sailors Recognized 100 Years Later

By Lt. Josh Waters, Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals World War I saw technological advances that changed the face of warfare. Prominent among these was the use of submarines, or U-boats.  Although they had been in use since the mid-1800’s, submarines only became effective weapons during WWI and …

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What the Navy Learned from Guadalcanal

By: Curtis Utz, Nicholas Roland and Guy Nasuti, Historians, Naval History and Heritage Command Editor’s note: Learning from History is an initiative CNO Richardson has asked the Naval History and Heritage Command to shepherd. Each month, our historians will dissect a seminal moment in Navy’s past and present today’s Fleet …

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The Plan to Attack Pearl Harbor – Again

By Daniel Garas, Naval History and Heritage Command Emboldened by a string of victories across the Pacific in the early months of World War II, the Japanese empire launched a bold and unorthodox attack that is seldom remembered today. Though a tactical victory, the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor …

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Train As You Will Fight

By Christopher B. Havern Sr., Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command History and Archives Division-Emergent Response “Wisdom comes alone through suffering.” ― Aeschylus On August 7, 1942, Allied amphibious forces landed units of the First Marine Division and surprised the Imperial Japanese forces occupying the islands of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in …

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