USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Water Tender 1st Class Oliver K. Burger, 26, of San Pedro, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Nov. 24, 2020. On Dec. 7, 1941, Burger was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by…

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Cooperation with Ivory Coast in San Pedro

After several weeks of surveillance mission in a very high risk piracy zone, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Ensign Jacoubet made a stopover in San Pedro from February 9 to 12, allowing many interactions with the Ivorian Navy. With the aim of strengthening the partnership between the two navies, several periods of operational training were carried out for the benefit…

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USCGC Forrest Rednour Returns From Cocaine Bust

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour returned home on Sept. 26, following a 32-day patrol. The crew disrupted illegal narcotics smuggling, seizing more than 5,000 pounds of cocaine that was offloaded in San Diego, Friday. The drugs, worth an estimated $96 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico. “The crew excelled during this…

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