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Smoke erupts from the ship, making it almost impossible to see the ship itself.
May 4, 2017 America’s involvement in World War II was so massive that it’s easy to forget lesser-known battles, especially those in the Pacific Theater of Operations. But every success, and even loss, contributed to a refinement of the Allied strategy to defeat the Germans and Japanese. The Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 was no exception.
An American destroyer arrives in the Queenstown port.
May 4, 2017 In the first month of American involvement in World War I, the U.S. Navy changed the strategic balance, not with its growing fleet, or daring operations, but through sound strategic thinking. The convoy system secured the passage of the American Expeditionary Forces to France along with vital supplies for all the Allies. America was becoming a world power with a first class navy.
Jack Green stands next to a Star of David headstone.
April 26, 2017 More than 72 years after Leo’s death, Jack returned to Luxembourg American Cemetery for the second time to honor his brother.
Front Gate to Brittany American Cemetery
April 26, 2017 Two large maintenance projects began at Brittany American Cemetery at the end of October 2016. A new irrigation system will be installed throughout the fine lawn areas, and a new drainage system will be installed in the plot areas.
Two students review a paper while standing amongst the headstones. The Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background.
April 25, 2017 With more than 35,000 Americans buried or memorialized overseas from World War I, there are thousands of untold stories, and the students learned they would be uncovering some of these unknown, personal histories.
Sweeping arcs of headstones dot the landscape at Cambridge American Cemetery.
April 24, 2017 In the event of a government shutdown, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) will not be affected. In September 2016, Congress provided full-year funding to ABMC for FY 2017 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.).
Children wave American and Belgian flags as they sing.
April 23, 2017 During Memorial Day weekend 2017, ABMC sites throughout the world paid tribute to the men and women buried and memorialized overseas.
Doolittle, Mitscher, and many other service members stand on deck in historic photo.
April 18, 2017 Up until a spring day in April 1942, about five months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese likely felt a sense of invincibility against Allied forces. All of this changed on April 18, 1942.
Members of the official stand in front of the crowd during the ceremony.
April 17, 2017 The French-American friendship is as old the United States. The American Battle Monuments Commission partnered with the U.S. Embassy in Paris and the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission to mark an important milestone in this friendship—the United States entering World War I.

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