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Marine mascot Chesty XIV becomes an NCO >> Battle Rattle
Looks like America's cuddliest Marine is getting a promotion.
Oldest Seabee turned 101 today >> Free Press
SK2 Jerry M. Smith is the oldest living member of the first battalion of the U.S. Navy Seabees.
Aug 28, 1972: U.S. Air Force gets its first ace since Korean War >> History.com
The U.S. Air Force gets its first ace (a designation traditionally awarded for five enemy aircraft confirmed shot down) since the Korean War. Captain Richard S. Ritchie, flying with his "backseater" (radar intercept officer), Captain Charles B. DeBellevue, in an F-4 out of Udorn Air Base in Thailand, shoots down his fifth MiG near Hanoi.