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In the Line of Duty

MANY SAILORS DIED in Korea and Vietnam during the Cold War. Others made the ultimate sacrifice doing their duty in the world's oceans and in other foreign lands, attacked by hostile military forces, guerrillas, and terrorists, while carrying out the Navy's global mission. Uniformed personnel, Navy Department Civilians, and contractors also died in aircraft crashes, ship collisions, fires, and equipment failures. These men and women had one thing in common - they suffered and sacrificed defending the United States of America.
 
 

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In the Line of Duty

The individuals recognized below represent thousands more in the Navy family who lost their lives for freedom. Click on the images below to see larger versions and to read the stories of sacrifice by these courageous individuals.


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