This Day in Naval History – Oct. 18

Thursday, October 16, 2008

1859 - U.S. Marines reach Harper's Ferry, VA and assault the arsenal seized by John Brown and his followers.

1867 - USS Ossippee and USS Resaca participate in formal transfer of to authority at and remain to enforce law and order in new territory.

1944 - 3rd Fleet Carrier aircraft attack Japanese ships in harbor and land forces around .

1968 - In Operation Sea Lords, the Navy's three major operating forces in (TF 115, 116, and 117) are brought together for the first time to stop Vietcong infiltration deep into 's Mekong Delta.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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