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On board the USS New York: a talk with marines

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By Almudena Toral Dozens of marines showed off the USS New York, the newest ship in the navy’s fleet, last November. They also talked about their careers and their daily lives. The ship was built with 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center. It was moored in Midtown Manhattan from Nov. 2 to […]

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Navy, Old and New, on the USS New York

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by Erin McCarthy

Frank DeCicco, 80, climbed aboard the U.S.S. New York 56 years after he served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Helena during the Korean War. He sniffed the below-decks air, tinged with metal and oil.

“A navy ship’s a navy ship. To me they all smell the same,” he said.

DeCicco, of Bethpage, N.Y., was one of many Navy veterans to visit the U.S.S. New York during its 10-day stay in New York City over the Veterans Day holiday. For some veterans, it was an opportunity to remember their service and to see how the Navy has changed.

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A Fine Tune in Music and War

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By Peggy Truong
Michael Comins carried a violin, not a rifle, when he served in the U.S. Army in Europe in the 1950s. Comins was one of several hundred soldiers who played in the 7th Army Symphony. As a way to show Europe that Americans were not all about war and gangsters, the Pentagon created this cultural political tool.

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Ship Talk

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By Peggy Truong
While New Yorkers flocked to Pier 88 to tour the Navy’s newest ship in November, the Marines and sailors aboard the USS New York were just as eager to tour Manhattan. Many of them are in the early 20s. When they are pier side, sightseeing and bars are instant luxuries.

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