Navy History, July 22

Navy History, July 22


WELCOME TO ALL
HANDS UPDATE. THIS IS YOUR WEEK
IN NAVY HISTORY. ON JULY 18, 1792 CAPTAIN
JOHN PAUL JONES DIED IN PARIS, FRANCE. A LEGEND IN THE
CONTINENTAL NAVY DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION,
JONES IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE “FATHER OF
THE AMERICAN NAVY.” AFTER HIS PASSING
IN FRANCE, HE WAS LATER BURIED AT
THE US NAVAL ACADEMY. JULY 19, 1918 MEDICAL
CORPS OFFICER LIEUTENANT JOEL T. BOONE LEFT SAFETY TWICE
WHILE UNDER HEAVY FIRE TO GIVE FIRST AID TO
WOUNDED MARINES. FOR HIS EXTRAORDINARILY
BRAVE ACTIONS, HE WAS AWARDED THE
MEDAL OF HONOR. ON JULY 20, 1969 FORMER
NAVY PILOT NEIL ARMSTRONG BECAME THE FIRST MAN TO
WALK ON THE MOON WHEN HE DELIVERED HIS
ICONIC SAYING, “ONE SMALL STEP FOR
MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.” THE SUCCESSFUL APOLLO 11
MISSION ENDED THE “SPACE RACE” AND FULFILLED
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY’S GOAL, SET IN 1961
TO PUT A MAN ON THE MOON. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT
THE NAVY’S HISTORY, VISIT THE NAVAL HISTORY
AND HERITAGE COMMAND WEBSITE.

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