USS Cod (SS 224)

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U.S.S.?Cod?(SS 224), was launched on March 21, 1943. under the command of CDR James C. Dempsey, USN. Dempsey had already won fame by sinking the first Japanese destroyer lost in the war while in command of a tiny, World War I-era submarine. It was on?Cod‘s third patrol, Dempsey’s last in…

The U.S.O.’s 80th Anniversary

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“Until everyone comes home” is the motto of the U.S.O., the nonprofit organization has stuck to that motto, doing its best to bring support and entertainment to American military personnel around the world. Over the course of the USO’s 80-year history, the organization has seen it all: the beaches of…