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Battle of Midway

The USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway

The USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway

Washington, DC
Saturday, December 8, 2012

Three veterans of World War II discuss their experiences at the Battle of Midway. They stress the importance of the American victory and how it signified a turning point in the war with Japan. The American Veterans Center hosted this panel at their 15th Annual Conference. 

Updated: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 3:16pm (ET)

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