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During the U.S.-led invasion of the Philippines in October 1944, a fleet of Japanese battleships attempted to run the 47-mile Surigao Strait. But U.S. 7th Fleet Support force and the USS Melvin with Phil Hollywood onboard were standing in the way.
Col. Frederick Lough's joined the US Army Medical Corps Reserves at 58 and was deployed twice to Afghanistan where he performed hundreds of surgeries in tents. He is now conveying the lessons he has learned to military medical students at the Uniformed Services University at Walter Reed Medical Center.
In the first major engagement of the war, Col. Tony Nadal and his fellow 3rd Brigade, 1st Calvary Division launched the first heliborne assault of its kind against the North Vietnamese forces.