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Rare World War II dive bomber raised from San Diego reservoir

“A rare World War II dive bomber was raised 90 feet from the bottom of a San Diego reservoir Friday and awaited a last lift from a crane to reach dry land for the first time in 65 years.

The SB2C Helldiver aircraft was brought to the surface after days of work to free it from mud and debris on the floor of the Lower Otay Reservoir.”

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The Marines

Mr. Victor Davis Hanson has a nice write-up of the Marines over at the Patriot Post. Here is an excerpt:

Over the last two centuries, two truths have emerged about the Marine Corps. One, they defeat the toughest of America’s adversaries under the worst of conditions. And two, periodically their way of doing things — and their eccentric culture of self-regard — so bothers our military planners that some higher-ups try either to curb their independence or end the Corps altogether.

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