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Baptism by fire: Veterans reflect on their service in WWII

USS Callaway

It was baptism by fire for USS Callaway as she landed troops at Kwajalein on Jan. 31, 1944. Just months before, Callaway had set sail from her homeport of Norfolk, Va. After embarking Marines in San Diego the ship left for the Pacific and performed their first of several assault landings.

itCG – Veterans Day, mystery spill solved, terrorism drill, greatest generation

“Auxiliarist Bugler at Arlington Cemetery” depicts a Coast Guard Honor Guard bugler playing Taps for a fallen Guardian. Click the image to read more about Coast Guard artist and auxiliarist Chris Demarest. This afternoon, the Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard will be joined by DHS Secretary Napolitano for the annual

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