“It was a story of valor untouched by any other episode I know of."
‘We were expecting the worst, but the Americans were totally unprepared. We had our choice of targets.’
Kent flew some 140 missions over North Africa, Italy and Central Europe.
Only nine of the USS Tang's original 87 crew survived the night it sank.
"Let history be a warning for the future, and show that we are prepared to fight."
"I think the people who felt it the most, probably were the mothers and wives of sons and husbands who had been in actual combat."
The remains of Marine Sgt. George R. Reeser were identified earlier this year.
"I’m going simply because there’s a war on and I’m part of it. …I’ve got to—and I hate it."
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