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Last Call: Honoring the USS Arizona Survivors

By Sam Cox (Rear Adm. USN, Ret.), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command Smith’s Union Bar, in a somewhat run-down area of Honolulu and described in tourist literature as a “dive bar”, was not where I expected to be a couple nights before the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack …

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Sub-to-Sub Rescue Still Remembered After 70 Years

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Before we had “sound bites” or pithy mission themes, and well before hash-tagging anything, the crew on USS Cod (SS 224) understood the meaning of #PartnershipsMatter. It was July 8-10, 1945, when the Gato-class submarine came to the assistance of …

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Last Higgins Boat Lands On Utah Beach

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum Utah Beach, a site of intense fighting in June 1944, is now a peaceful place, with a cool breeze, the sound of waves hitting the surf, and the site of numerous memorials to those who fought 71 years ago. High on …

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