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Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in Stuff We Like

WWII Vet Recounts Kamikaze Attack

By Media Release

We received the following media release from the US Navy’s information office. Hearing Vernon Downes recount his experiences when his ship was hit by a kamikaze is worth listening to, even though the numerous images in the video from the modern Navy are a bit distracting.

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 World War II Veteran Vernon Downes is the featured Department of the Navy inspiration for the Veterans Day YouTube clip, “What I Learned In The Navy”.

During this 3 minute clip, the Salisbury, Md resident reflects on the moments his ship was attacked by kamikaze pilots.