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USS Enterprise (CVN–65) Inactivation Ceremony
(December 01, 2012)

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The Wall of Honor ... contains my Dad's medals ... many were awarded as a result of
his heroic actions on January 14, 1969 ... the day the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) was
ravaged by explosives and fire while on training exercises off of Hawai'i ... just before
returning to duty in the Tonkin Gulf (Vietnam).

To learn more about the fire and the events of that terrible day, click on any of the following hyperlinks:

"The Big E Fire"

"America's Navy Remembers"

Pictures of the fire


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