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Courage Up Close

By Linda Tancs

A symbol of courage, the USS Alabama (nicknamed the Mighty A), saw 37 months of active duty during World War II, earning nine battle stars and becoming one of America’s most decorated battleships.   Now anchored at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, you can experience courage up close.  The park’s Wall of Honor inside the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion honors the 9,583 Alabama citizens who have died in combat since World War I.   The pavilion honors those 29 Alabama citizens who have received the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor given by the United States of America.

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