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Restoring Medical

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Nov 30, 2019
USS Missouri WWII-era Senior Medical Officer, Commander Louis E. Gilge, makes his "rounds" during Missouri’s 1944 shakedown cruise, as Pharmacist's Mate 2/c Frank Mancini stands by. U.S. Navy...
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Where’s the Original Plaque?

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Nov 30, 2019
Our visitors ask that question every day. The Answer, via Navy Curator Frank Thompson: “It’s still here at the Washington Navy Yard in the collections of the Naval History and Heritage...
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LTJG Everett Newell Frothingham, Naval Aviator

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Nov 30, 2019
Everett Newell Frothingham was born in 1921 in Newburyport, Massachusetts and raised during the Great Depression. He attended Jacob F. Spalding Grammar School, graduated from Amesbury High, and went...
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Was Harry Potter Aboard Missouri?

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Nov 30, 2019
Yes, it’s true, according to official sources, Harry Potter, a war correspondent for the Australian Evening Paper, Group 3, was aboard the USS Missouri to witness the end of World War II on...
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Gyokuon Hoso: The Jewel Voice Broadcast

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Nov 30, 2019
Citizens of Japan listen to their Emperor’s voice for the first time. The recording took place late at night, on August 14, 1945, in a room of the Imperial Household Ministry. It was broadcast at...
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Hiroshima: August 6, 1945

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Nov 30, 2019
We Remember.
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The Sunken Japanese Battleship Hiei Discovered Near Savo

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Nov 30, 2019
Japanese battleship Hiei. US Naval History and Heritage Command photo. It has been announced that the wreck of the Japanese Battleship Hiei has been located off the Solomon Islands by the crew of...
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The Brewer’s Son

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Nov 30, 2019
He was born on August 28, 1890, a Roman Catholic, the son of a brewer, a trade he later adopted. He was 24 years old, with blue eyes and dark brown hair, with tattoos on both forearms, when he...
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The Marker

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Nov 30, 2019
Former Battleship Missouri Memorial tour guide, Marian Kuzma, a senior Hawaiian Airlines pilot, drove out to Lagoon Drive with the UMMA Curator one morning in 1999, to preserve a bit of history, in...
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March 29th, is National Vietnam War Veteran’s Day

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Nov 30, 2019
Yesterday I introduced myself to a visitor wearing a Vietnam Veteran’s cap. He was bearded and white-haired, had a few tattoos and looked the part. I asked when he’d been over there? He said “70-71,...
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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,...