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The Daily Prayer, September 2, 1945

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Nov 30, 2019
The following are excerpts, pages 147 – 150, from the Reminiscences of Captain Roland W. Faulk, CHC, USN, 1937 – 1968, a 465-page bound edition of transcripts from a series of oral history...
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Preceding Statehood: Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy on January 17, 1893

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Nov 30, 2019
The landing force of the USS Boston, on duty in Honolulu at the time of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, on January 17, 1893. Source: Archives of Hawaii photo collection. On August 21, 1959,...
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Mission to Mukden

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Nov 30, 2019
Former POW’s Lt. General Jonathan Wainwright, commander of Allied forces in the Philippines, and Lt. General Arthur Percival, commander of Allied forces in Malaya and Singapore, (standing behind...
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The War Correspondents

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Nov 30, 2019
We tend to overlook them, those who were also present aboard Missouri on September 2, 1945 as General MacArthur stepped to the microphone to begin proceedings to formally end World War II. They were...
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For Conspicuous Gallantry - The USS Michael Murphy

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Nov 30, 2019
The USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) was welcomed home to Pearl Harbor this morning with ship’s horns sounding. The Arleigh-Burke guided missile destroyer is returning from deployment in the U.S. 4th...
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The Battle of Okinawa

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Nov 30, 2019
The USS West Virginia is struck by a Kamikaze on April 1, 1945 during the Allied invasion of Okinawa. Monday, April 1, we remember the last major battle of World War II. The Allied forces involved,...
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The Evolution of Fueling at Sea

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Nov 30, 2019
Fleet Oiler USS Sabine (AO 25) refuels the carrier USS Enterprise (CV 6) while underway during the WWII Doolittle Raid operation in April 1942 Chester Nimitz first became acquainted with the...
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I Christen Thee Missouri…

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Nov 30, 2019
Miss Jane Tunstall Lingo, Sponsor Miss Mary Margaret Truman and the Honorable Harry S. Truman, Senator from Missouri, at the launching of Battleship Missouri at Brooklyn’s New York Naval Shipyard,...
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Sasebo

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Nov 30, 2019
Sasebo Harbor with Seishin Cathedral in view (also called Miura-cho Catholic church). It began as a small fishing village, on the Japanese island of Kyushu, eventually becoming part of the Hirado...
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Operation Magic Carpet

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Nov 30, 2019
Left Image: USS Missouri underway with her escort, the destroyer USS Kimberly, September 1945 Right Image: More than 29,000 servicemen returned home aboard the USS Saratoga, more than any other...
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9/ll Where were you, that early Tuesday morning, 18 years ago, September 11, 2001?

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Nov 30, 2019
If you were in Hawaii, you remember those early morning phone calls from friends or family, telling you to wake up, to turn on the TV, to watch, as that unspeakably tragic event unfolded before our...