Highlights from Naval History
USS Lakatoi

A Brief But Heroic Life

By Commander Thomas F. McCaffery, USNR (Ret.)
June 2022
Although the USS Lakatoi's career was less than a week it served an important role in the early days of World War II.
Leningrad residents welcome US Navy

Back in the U.S.S.R.

By Captain James “Ros” Poplar III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2022
Remembering a historic, groundbreaking port call to Leningrad by the USS Leahy and USS Tattnall in 1975.
Union Square

Manhattan’s Battleship

By J. M. Caiella
June 2022
The Recruit was to serve not only as a recruiting vehicle, but also as a training “ship” and a hands-on interface between the Navy and general public.

Pieces of the Past

By Frank A. Blazich Jr.
June 2022
An artifact in the National Museum of American History tells the intriguing tale of a U.S. Navy connection to, of all things, the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Battle of Guam 1941

War Comes to Paradise

By Colonel Richard D. Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
April 2022
Numerous firsthand accounts provide a gripping, you-are-there narrative of the attack on Guam, December 1941.

Out of the Jaws of Victory

By Alan Rems
April 2022
Like a character in classical tragedy, blessed by the gods with nearly every advantage, Miles Browning also possessed fatal flaws that ultimately brought him down.

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