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Published Date: 12/7/2014
Early Dec. 7, 1941, warplanes and submarines from the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu. Over 2,400 Americans were killed in the surprise attack, which the empire of Japan hoped would deliver a knockout blow to the...
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Published Date: 11/11/2014
The Congressional Medal of Honor recognizes "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty" in the U.S. armed forces. Dating back to the Civil War, the medal is the highest honor for American military, and has been awarded...
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Published Date: 10/23/2014
Johnny Carson started entertaining audiences at 14 with magic tricks as "The Great Carsoni." He would go on to serve in the Navy during World War II, where he performed a magic trick for the U.S. secretary of the Navy, before starting a career in radio and television....
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Published Date: 8/25/2014
Neil Armstrong may be the most famous astronaut in American history thanks to his historic first steps onto the moon. In addition to his giant leap for mankind, Armstrong flew combat missions for the U.S. Navy, tested experimental aircraft, worked as an aerospace...
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Published Date: 6/6/2014
In 2009 Marine Capt. Matthew Freeman was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan. His sudden death dealt a serious blow to his family and friends, but his memory inspired his mother, Lisa Freeman, to honor her son's life by helping others. ...
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Published Date: 4/24/2014
In 1943, Joe Hunt was on top of the U.S. tennis rankings, coming off a win in the U.S. singles championship. After joining the Navy during World War II, he was killed in a military training accident off the Florida coast. After his death, history largely forgot Joe...
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