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  • emEnduring Vietnamem
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    Enduring Vietnam

    James Wright talked about the experiences of those who fought in Vietnam and the impact of the war on the United States. Mr. Wright, who served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the late 1950s,…

  • War of 1812 and the Chesapeake Bay
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    War of 1812 and the Chesapeake Bay

    Chipp Reid, editor of Lion in the Bay: The British Invasion of the Chesapeake, 1813-14, talked about the important War of 1812 battles fought around the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Japanese Attack on Kaneohe Bay
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    Japanese Attack on Kaneohe Bay

    Michael Wenger talked about his book, No One Avoided Danger: NAS Kaneohe Bay and the Japanese Attack of 7 December 1941. Minutes before the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the…

  • US Military and the Mekong River Delta
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    U.S. Military and the Mekong River Delta

    Edward Marolda talked about U.S. military activity in the Mekong River delta during the Vietnam War. Mr. Marolda argued that U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Army were successful at limiting the…

  • emThey Were Heroesem
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    They Were Heroes

    Sergeant Major David Devaney (Retired), author of They Were Heroes: A Sergeant Major’s Tribute to the Combat Marines of Iraq and Afghanistan, spoke about some of the heroic actions detailed…

  • Cold War Submarines
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    Cold War Submarines

    Captain Alfred McLaren (Retired) talked about his almost thirty year naval career, during which he took part in over 20 Cold War submarine operations, including patrolling in a nuclear…

  • Discussion on History of the US Coast Guard
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    History of the U.S. Coast Guard

    Thomas Ostrom talked about the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, from its beginning under Alexander Hamilton in 1790 through its service in the Civil War, World Wars, and present day. He…

  • Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk
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    Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk

    Jan Herman, historian and author of The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk, talked about the USS Kirk’s humanitarian mission to rescue refugees during the…

  • Serving in World War II
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    Serving in World War II

    The only surviving Navajo Code Talker and a fighter pilot from World War II talk about how they were drafted and their experiences in the war.

  • Battle of Midway 72nd Anniversary
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    Battle of Midway 72nd Anniversary

    Representatives from the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps spoke at a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The talked about the challenges confronted by American…

  • World War II and the DDay Invasion
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    World War II and the D-Day Invasion

    Craig Symonds talked about the logistics and strategies behind Operation Neptune, the plan responsible for the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. On D-Day, June 6, 1944,…

  • Medal of Honor
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    Medal of Honor

    Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha (Ret.), recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for valor, talked about his actions in the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan…

  • emThe Burning Shoreem
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    The Burning Shore

    Ed Offley talked about his book, The Burning Shore: How Hitler’s U-Boats Brought World War II to America, in which he recalls the German U-Boat offensive along America’s east coast in 1942.…

  • AHTV Tuskegee Airmen
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    Tuskegee Airmen

    Several of the original Tuskegee Airmen talked about their experience in World War II and the obstacles they faced. This event was part of the American Veterans Center Annual Conference…

  • Korean War Marines
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    Korean War Marines

    Two Korean War veterans talked about the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and their experiences as marines in Korea. This event was part of the American Veterans Center Annual Conference…

  • emZumwaltem
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    Author Larry Berman talked about his book, Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr., in which he reports on the military career of the commander of naval forces in…

  • emIn the Shadow of Greatnessem
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    In the Shadow of Greatness

    Members of the 2002 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class spoke about the book In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America’s Longest War, which…

  • emIf by Seaem
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    If by Sea

    George Daughn talked about his book If by Sea: The Forging of the American Navy, from the Revolution to the War of 1812. He contended that several Founding Fathers rejected the creation of…

  • emService A Navy SEAL at Warem
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    Service: A Navy SEAL at War

    Marcus Luttrell talked about his service in Iraq and adds new details to what happened to him during Operation Redwing in Afghanistan, the original account of which he wrote about in his…

  • 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway
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    70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway was fought between June 4th and June 7th, 1942, about six months after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The battle resulted in a U.S. victory over the Japanese, and…

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