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Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John W. Crawford poses for a photo at his Maryland home with a pair of binoculars that he won as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John W. Crawford poses for a photo at his Maryland home with a pair of binoculars that he won as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (May. 18, 2009) Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John W. Crawford poses for a photo at his Maryland home with a pair of binoculars that he won as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. Crawford decided to put the binoculars to practical use and took them aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown before the carrier departed Pearl Harbor for the Battle of Midway. Crawford believed the binoculars were lost when the carrier was sunk, but a member of a salvage recovery team put aboard Yorktown before the sinking found them and, seeing the inscription to Crawford, returned them to him. The Navy will commemorate the Battle of Midway at the U.S. Navy Memorial on June 4th at 2:00 p.m. (U.S. Navy photo by Darren Harrison) File# 090518-N-6680H-030

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18/05/2009 - 18/05/2009
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ROCKVILLE, Md.
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U.S. NAVY
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