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Anniversary marks surrender of Japan


Sept. 2 marks the anniversary of one of the most important events in the history of our country, the signing of the treaty with Japan to end World War II.

This war involved more lives than any other event as no major continent was spared in the task of eliminating aggression.

On Aug. 28, 1945 the largest armada of U.S. Navy ships ever assembled lay off Tokyo, Japan, waiting to deliver the dignitaries who would sign the final document. The fleet of war craft included battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, landing craft and minesweepers, 368 to be exact.

It was the duty of the minesweepers to clear a path through the minefields for the large ships.

Admiral "Bull" Halsey selected an appropriate ship to lead the way - the USS Revenge AM110. Do you remember Pearl Harbor?

Robert Schneider