Naval History Magazine - October 2004 Volume 18, Number 5

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Sidebar: "So Beautifully and Bravely Fought"

A U.S. Army artillery spotter, a "Grasshopper pilot" used to flying a little...




  • Proceedings Survey

  • Standing for Our Flag

    In the June Proceedings, Captain Eyer in his “Charting a Course” column introduced retired Navy Admiral William...


    # 3 The Exocet Missile 


  • Proceedings Survey: What is your favorite Navy rating symbol?

    U.S. Navy enlisted personnel—unlike those in the other services—literally wear their jobs on their sleeves. A new policy outlined in Navy in NAVADMIN 218/16 will change all that. Most past and current Sailors will likely feel...

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  • A Grasshopper Survives Samar
    By Lieutenant Colonel Jean L. Chase, U.S. Army (Retired)

    Sidebar: "So Beautifully and Bravely Fought"

    A U.S. Army artillery spotter, a "Grasshopper pilot" used to flying a little Piper Cub, received an unusual order just before the...

  • Understanding Kuritas Mysterious Retreat
    By Evan Thomas

    Was he “either a coward or a great seaman,” victim of a ruse concocted by Admiral William F. Halsey’s “Department of Dirty Tricks,” or the fall guy for a war strategy doomed from the start? Or did...

  • 'Football over Baseball Was a No-Brainer'
    An Interview with Joe Bellino

    He won the 1960 Heisman Trophy as the top college football player in the nation, becoming the first of only two U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen (Roger Staubach being the second, in 1963) to win the award. After serving in...

  • Ballfield to Battlefield
    By Jack Clary

    A number of Navy football players took what they learned on the gridiron with them as they went on to serve with distinction in combat. Six earned the Medal of Honor.

  • On Our Scope
    By Fred L. Schultz, Editor-in-Chief


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