WWII submarine veteran Henry Kudzik sits with other veterans while holding a Life magazine picture of a Japanese ship sinking after being torpedoed by the U.S.S. Nautlis, during a ceremony and commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway at the U.S. Navy Memorial on June 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. The battle of Midway took place in the south Pacific, six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and is regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign.
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In the book, Heroes Beneath the Waves: Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century are two more stories of ones who served at different times aboard the USS Nautilus (SS-Nautilus) Jerome S. Gross and Boots Hanson.