Naval History Magazine - February 2005 Volume 19, Number 1

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The Navy Cross recipient climbed Mount Suribachi in November 1987, more than 15 years after his heroic destruction of the bridge at Dong Ha during the Vietnam War. To commemorate the 60th...

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  • The Entire Island Is a Shrine
    By Colonel John W. Ripley, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    The Navy Cross recipient climbed Mount Suribachi in November 1987, more than 15 years after his heroic destruction of the bridge at Dong Ha during the Vietnam War. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, we present...

  • A Sailor's Heritage
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    There is something special about being a Sailor—as Gunner's Mate Second Class Charles J. Hansen knew when he personalized a memorial on his arms to shipmates lost in the USS Vincennes (CA-44) near the Solomon Islands...

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  • The Entire Island Is a Shrine
    By Colonel John W. Ripley, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    The Navy Cross recipient climbed Mount Suribachi in November 1987, more than 15 years after his heroic destruction of the bridge at Dong Ha during the Vietnam War. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, we present this...

  • The High Cost of Faulty Intel
    By Jeff M. Moore

    Despite the best of intententions, intelligence collected by a joint information center prior to the assault on Iwo Jima—right, in the distance, shrouded in naval gunfire smoke—underestimated Japanese defenses and troop strength,...

  • What to Do with Naval History
    An interview with Nathaniel Philbrick

  • All Is at Stake at Salamis
    By John Bothwell

    In September 480 B.C., Greece appeared beaten after a massive Persian force won victories on land at Thermopylae and at sea at Artemisium a month before. Athens was evacuated. All that stood in the way of Persia's King Xerxes was a few hundred...

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

  • The High Cost of Faulty Intel
    By Jeff M. Moore

    Despite the best of intententions, intelligence collected by a joint information center prior to the assault on Iwo Jima—right, in the distance, shrouded in naval gunfire smoke—underestimated Japanese defenses and troop strength,...

  • What to Do with Naval History
    An interview with Nathaniel Philbrick

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


 
 

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