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27/5/2008

Crowd aboard Hornet remembers war dead

ONBOARD THE U.S.S. HORNET, ALAMEDA — Aboard a ship that withstood scores of enemy attacks and rescued wounded soldiers from World War II battles, officers of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard led about 300 people in honoring those who risk their lives for our country.

“Many fine young marines, soldiers and sailors have made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Craig Bone in a Memorial Day tribute, praising the sacrifice of the approximately 4,200 who have died in those recent wars for following the commitment of hundreds of thousands of soldiers who, through history, died defending this country. for more click here

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