Tag Archives: Naval History

Navy Lt. John Koelsch volunteered to fly a helicopter in bad weather into enemy territory in Korea to save a fellow service member, and it earned him the Medal of Honor.
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Photo: Vought F4U-4B "Corsair" Fighters, of Fighter Squadrons 113 and 114 prepare for launching aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV-47), during strikes on North Korean targets, circa 19 October 1950. (U.S. Navy, National Archives courtesy photo)

Vought F4U-4B “Corsair” Fighters assigned to Fighter Squadrons 113 and 114 prepare for launch aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) during strikes on North Korean targets, October 19, 1950.
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In a touching interment ceremony 150 years in the making, the U.S. Navy bestowed full military honors on two unknown sailors found inside the sunken USS Monitor.
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