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The Sullivan Brothers Tragedy and the Assignment of Family Members

The Sullivan Brothers Tragedy and the Assignment of Family Members

Information from Naval History and Heritage Command.  All five of the Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, were tragically killed in action on November 13, 1942 while serving aboard USS Juneau (CL-52). The death of the brothers was the biggest blow to any one...
Flag Day

Flag Day

Information from the Naval History and Heritage Command and the National Museum of the United States Navy. What is Flag Day and why does the United States celebrate it on June 14?  On this date in 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the design for its...
The Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Navy

The Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Navy

By the Naval History and Heritage Command. The history of the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Navy parallels the history of the Navy itself. During the past century-and-a-half, chaplains of the Navy have shared the hardships and rewards that come to other naval personnel...
The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway

By Naval History and Heritage Command Strategic Background and the Role of Communications Intelligence Following the outbreak of the Pacific War in December 1941, the Japanese armed forces conducted military operations against U.S., British Commonwealth, and Dutch...