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#3531509 - 01/05/14 09:12 AM USS Olympia C-6 brought the unknown soldier home
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USS Olympia C-6 Engine-room USS Olympia (C-6/CA-15/CL-15/IX-40) is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This vessel became famous as the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The ship was decommissioned after returning to the U.S. in 1899, but was returned to active service in 1902.
She served until World War I as a training ship for naval cadets and as a floating barracks in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1917, she was mobilized again for war service, patrolling the American coast and escorting transport ships.
After World War I, Olympia participated in the 1919 Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War and conducted cruises in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas to promote peace in the unstable Balkan countries. In 1921, the ship carried the remains of World War I's Unknown Soldier from France to Washington, D.C., where his body was interred in Arlington National Cemetery. Olympia was decommissioned for the last time in December 1922 and placed in reserve. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=741334462546037&set=pcb.10152135343526125&type=1&theater http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/c6/c6.htm

USS Olympia C-6 brought the unknown soldier home from Europe .
On 3 October 1921, Olympia departed Philadelphia for Le Havre, France, to bring the remains of the Unknown Soldier home for interment in Arlington National Cemetery. The cruiser departed France on 25 October 1921; she was escorted by a group of French destroyers for part of the voyage. At the mouth of the Potomac river on 9 November, the battleship North Dakota and the destroyer Bernadou joined Olympia as she sailed to the Washington Navy Yard. After transferring the remains ashore, the cruiser fired her guns in salute. She conducted a last training cruise for midshipmen in the summer of 1922. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=741383015874515&set=pcb.10152135559401125&type=1&theater

USS Olympia C-6 Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier 1922 The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; it has never been officially named. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States of America. The World War I "Unknown" is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the Victoria Cross, and several other foreign nations' highest service awards. The U.S. Unknowns who were interred are also recipients of the Medal of Honor, presented by the U.S. presidents who presided over their funerals http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/wwi-unk.htm
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#3581993 - 02/10/14 01:05 AM Re: USS Olympia C-6 brought the unknown soldier home [Re: Locksley]
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1,000 High School Students Sing US National Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaDCfA1uxh0
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#3582022 - 02/10/14 05:20 AM Re: USS Olympia C-6 brought the unknown soldier home [Re: Locksley]
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#3602269 - 02/28/14 12:22 AM Re: USS Olympia C-6 brought the unknown soldier home [Re: Inkstainz]
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This is the Kentucky all state chorus singing in the hotel where they stayed .. 1,000 High School Students Sing US National Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaDCfA1uxh0
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#3602316 - 02/28/14 05:20 AM Re: USS Olympia C-6 brought the unknown soldier home [Re: Locksley]
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#3626411 - 03/26/14 07:36 AM Re: USS Olympia C-6 brought the unknown soldier home [Re: MUP]
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USS Olympia C-6 Engine-room USS Olympia (C-6/CA-15/CL-15/IX-40) is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This vessel became famous as the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The ship was decommissioned after returning to the U.S. in 1899, but was returned to active service in 1902.
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