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Aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13) afire and listing after she was hit by a Japanese air attack while operating off the coast of Japan. Many of the crewmen were blown overboard, driven off by fire, killed or wounded, but the hundreds of officers and enlisted who voluntarily remained saved their ship through sheer tenacity. The casualties totaled 724 killed and 265 wounded, and would have far exceeded this number if it were not for the exemplary work of many survivors. March 19, 1945.
 

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Arthur MacArthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He earned the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also earned the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.


 
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