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The American Legion 100th Anniversary float at the 2019 Rose Bowl Parade
Honorees ride the American Legion Float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/The American Legion

The American Legion float at the 2019 Rose Bowl Parade received great attention.  For more photos and a video of the float, click on the URL below.  View a beautiful video of the float on the KTLA-TV link below.   

  https://www.legion.org/centennial/244353/people-around-country-saw-us-our-best

 
 
 

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The Aircraft Carrier USS Essex CV-9

(Photos & copy from Wikipedia)
USS Essex (CV-9) in 1943, prior to any modernization
 
USS Essex (CV/CVA/CVS-9) was an aircraft carrier and the lead ship of the 24-ship Essex class built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was named after the town and county of Massachusetts and was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name. Commissioned in December 1942, Essex participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning the Presidential Unit Citation and 13 battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA), eventually becoming an antisubmarine aircraft carrier (CVS). In her second career, she served mainly in the Atlantic, playing a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also participated in the Korean War, earning four battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation. She was the primary recovery carrier for the Apollo 7 space mission.

She was decommissioned for the last time in 1969, and sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrap on 1 June 1975. [1]

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The modernized Essex with an angled flight deck, seen in heavy seas in 1960.

Please click on the URL below for a compelling video from the USS Essex CV-9.  Footage donated by CriticalPast. 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/jpt6Bvr.2L-s?rel=0&controls=0&showinf

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The U.S. Receives Fallen Service Members’ Remains From North Korea

The United Nations Command, with support from U.S. Forces Korea, repatriated 55 cases of remains of fallen U.S. service members returned by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea.

United Nations Command returned 55 cases of remains from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, to Osan Air Base, South Korea, July 27, 2018. Members of the command and the Osan community were on hand at the arrival ceremony. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley Tyler

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United Nations Honor Guard members carry the remains during a dignified return ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Friday. Members of the command and the Osan community were on hand at the arrival ceremony. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker.)
United Nations Honor Guard members carry the remains of fallen service members during a dignified return ceremony at Osan Air Base, South Korea, July 27, 2018. Members of the command and the Osan community were on hand at the arrival ceremony. Army photo by Sgt. Quince Lanford
 
United Nations Command Chaplain Army Col. Sam Lee performs a blessing of sacrifice and remembrance on the 55 cases of remains returned by North Korea at Osan Air Base, South Korea, July 27, 2018. Army photo by Sgt. Quince Lanford
United Nations Command Chaplain Army Col. Sam Lee performs a blessing of sacrifice and remembrance on the 55 cases of remains returned by North Korea at Osan Air Base, South Korea, July 27, 2018. Army photo by Sgt. Quince Lanford
 
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