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May 2017

30 Years Ago Today USS STARK (FFG 31) was attacked, killing 37 Sailors

On May 17, 1987, the USS Stark was struck by two Exocet anti-ship missiles fired from an Iraqi Mirage aircraft during the Iran-Iraq War, killing 37 Sailors and wounding 21.
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Remembering CTT1(SW) Steven Daugherty, KIA Iraq

Since the beginnings of the Republic those who serve in America’s armed forces have taken personal pride in being part of a specific branch of our nation’s military.
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Remembering AT1 Bernie Joel Colgin, KIA, April 15, 1969, EC-121 Shoot down

AT1 Bernie J. Colgin was born on May 15, 1933 in Stillwater Oklahoma.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.L. “Buck” Golgin.  There is cenotaph recognizing AT1 Colgin in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA in section MA Site 115.

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Remembering CAPT George Paul McGinnis, USN, (Ret)

CAPT George Paul McGinnis, USN (Ret), was born on May 11, 1919 in Iowa Park, Texas.  He joined the Naval Reserve in 1941 and was called up shortly after Pearl Harbor.
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Remembering CTM3 Matthew J. O’Bryant, KIA SW Asia.

From its inception, the United States Navy has been tasked by its leaders to project power and show the flag beyond our nation’s shores. In order to accomplish this task, throughout time, the Navy has utilized a wide range of ships, aircraft, and weapons to guard the sea lanes, engage aggressors, and protect our nation’s vital interests.
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Remembering RM1c Walter L. Rougeux KIA May 12, 1945 while serving onboard USS NEW MEXICO (BB 40), part 2

In 1942, three years before Walter Rougeux was killed in WWII, he joined the Clearfield Indians, local entry in the Jefferson County League, while also playing in the Twilight League with the Clearfield Moose nine.
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