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Surface Warrior – Remembering Ernest Evans

By Sam Cox (Rear Adm. USN, Ret.), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command “In no engagement of its entire history has the United States Navy shown more gallantry, guts and gumption than in those two morning hours between 0730 and 0930 off Samar,” – Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison in …

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The Making of the Medal of Honor

By Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Like a ship’s crest, the symbolism behind a physical medal associated with an award in America’s Navy isn’t represented by a single element, but is instead the combination of many extraordinary components. Together with the multiple actions …

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A Matter of Honor – History of the Medal of Honor

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication Outreach Division For more than 150 years, the Medal of Honor (MoH) has recognized conspicuous gallantry in those who have earned it. Congress authorized U.S. Navy enlisted personnel to wear the nation’s highest honor Dec. 21, …

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Lassen: The Man and the Ship

USS Lassen (DDG 82) ship crest

By Naval History and Heritage Command The USS Lassen (DDG-82) was named after Clyde Everett Lassen, born in Fort Myers, Fla., on 14 March 1942, enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 14 September 1961. Lassen later applied for the Naval Aviation Cadet program, and was accepted in 1964, receiving his Wings …

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MOH Was Just the Beginning for VADM Joel T. Boone’s Navy Career

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Joel T. Boone might have been the Forest Gump of his day because, if something big was happening, Boone was there. Unlike Gump, though Vice Adm. Boone, wasn’t in the background; he was at the forefront of historical events when he …

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March 27, 1953: Korean War Sailor Earns Medal of Honor

  By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood,  Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Residents of Alexandria, Va. can honor an American hero with a tip of their hats to Francis C. Hammond Middle School on Seminary Road this Friday. It was 62 years ago on Friday when …

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The Iwo Jima Legacy Lives

By Captain Dana Gordon Commanding Officer, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) As executive officer and now commanding officer of USS Iwo Jima, I have always been very proud and honored to serve aboard a ship with such a powerful namesake. February 19th until March 26th marks the 70th anniversary of …

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