Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

Naval Battle of Guadalcanal The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, sometimes referred to as the Third and Fourth Battles of Savo Island, the Battle of the Solomons, the Battle of Friday the 13th, or, in Japanese sources, the Third Battle of the Solomon...

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A Vietnam War Hero, Charles S. Kettles

A Vietnam War Hero, Charles S. Kettles Profiles in Courage During the early morning hours of May 15, 1967, personnel of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, were ambushed in the Song Tra Chau riverbed near the Duc Pho District in the South...

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The M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine   Formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1, is a lightweight, easy to use 30 calibers (7.62 mm) semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well...

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Antonio G, Pedone

World War I Veteran Written &  Prepared by his grandson, Stephen Peter Pedone, Lt. Col., USAF, Ret. A resident of Naples, Florida Edited for this website by Commander Web Introduction His is a true twentieth-century American success story...

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Wayne Ogden Smith

Wayne Ogden Smith Wayne Smith was born in 1943 in Richmond, Kentucky. He entered the U.S. Air Force Academy on June 26, 1961, and graduated with a commission as a 2d Lt on June 9, 1965. Lt Smith next attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Moody...

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USS Indianapolis Survivor Accounts

USS Indianapolis Survivor Accounts From the Worst Naval Disaster in U.S. History LYNN VINCENT & SARA VLADIC   USS Indianapolis Survivor Tony King is sharp and alert at the age of 94, a part of him is trapped forever in the summer of...

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Group Tours

Group Tours at the Naples Museum of Military History can be set up in advance. The two rooms are full of Military History well-lit display cases & well-marked artifacts. Mostly American armed forces but there are some allies and axis cases as...

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