This Day in Navy History - August 2
1943 - PT-109, under command of LTJG John F. Kennedy, cut in half by Japanese destroyer Amagiri
1943 - Naval task groups bombard Japanese forces on Kiska, Alaska
1950 - Amphibious force ships land Marine First Provisional Brigade at Pusan, Korea helping to save this last area of South Korea from capture.
1964 - Three North Vietnamese PT boats attack USS Maddox (DD-731) in international waters in Gulf of Tonkin. Maddox sinks one.
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