← BACK TO VBC BLOG This Day in History: The National Personnel Records Center Fire in St. Louis 17 million veterans' files burned up in the devastating St. Louis National Archives fire of July 12-16, 1973, the greatest loss of historical records in history. The Military Personnel Records Center after the July
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One of the Last Surviving US Navy Ship Captains from World War II Pays Tribute to the Amphibious Fleet
← BACK TO VBC BLOG One of the Last Surviving US Navy Ship Captains from World War II Pays Tribute to the Amphibious Fleet by Jim Kehl Lt. James Kehl, 1946 One-hundred-year-old Jim Kehl of Pittsburgh, PA, is one of the last surviving US Navy ship captains