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Jim Lovell: The Eagle Scout That Saved Apollo 13

Jim Lovell

by Alvin Townley Jim Lovell: Troop 60, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Jim Lovell later described the event as a “bang-whump-shudder,” and its reverberations pulsed through the spacecraft, knocking the astronauts into the walls of the cramped ship. Lovell, the mission commander, looked

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Honoring America’s POW/MIA Wives


by Alvin Townley Jane Denton knew why the dark sedan had arrived that day in July of 1965. She knew why the navy captain rang her doorbell and why her stomach suddenly knotted: her husband, Jeremiah Denton, had been shot

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

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