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July 3, 2012
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How never to give up the ship

It has been 70 years since the Battle of Midway essentially stopped the forward progress of the Japanese Empire in the Pacific.

On Sunday we heard from a veteran of the battle's most famous ship, the USS Yorktown. The ship, which a month earlier had been damaged in the Battle of the Coral Sea, was not fully battle worthy when she left Pearl Harbor to meet her fate at Midway.

Her crew and yard workers, who were still onboard as she got underway, were able to repair her in time for the big fight.

Attacked twice from the air, the …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 3, 2012 05:50PM Published Jul 3, 2012 05:49PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.