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Chung-Hoon, Pililaau, Inouye: Ships Named for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made many important contributions to our nation and its military throughout history. As we continue to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, we take a look at three U.S. Navy ships named for three …

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Navy Medal of Honor Recipients at Iwo Jima

The first Medals of Honor were presented on March 25, 1863. To commemorate this date, in 1990, Congress designated March 25 “National Medal of Honor Day” to recognize recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest and most prestigious military decoration awarded to U.S. service members who have distinguished themselves …

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