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Aug 26

News

From Delivering Ice to Defending Washington D.C. and Beyond

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Aug 26

History

WAVES, Morse Code, and Braille

      Irma L. Ashenbrenner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 26, 1923 to a large family that included four brothers and three sisters. Ashenbrenner detailed her family, growing up during the Great Depression, and her time in Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) with the National Museum of the Pacific War on June 29, 2015.

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Jul 29

History

Becoming the Newsman

 “I was 15 years old when I heard of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. My family lived in Amarillo, Texas. It was a Sunday afternoon, we had been to church that morning and had gotten back home and some of us kids were out on a vacant lot playing football about one o’clock when someone come out of the house hollering ‘The Japs have bombed Pearl Harbor!’”

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Jun 21

News

The CINCPAC Special

There is perhaps no better way to toast the brave men and women who served in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II than with a CINCPAC Special. This potent cocktail was invented by Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz during his time at CINCPAC Fleet Headquarters (Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet Headquarters) in Hawaii.

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Jun 06

History

From Pearl Harbor to 9/11

“Jesus, what the hell did we get into here?” is what Earl W. Stevens questioned upon seeing the devastation of Pearl Harbor for the first time. Stevens described his time in the military in an interview with the National Museum of the Pacific War on September 28, 2001.

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