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Naval History: Honoring John Henry (“Dick”) Turpin, Chief Gunner’s Mate, USN. (1876-1962)

National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation””s history.  This February, we””ve selected a few African Americans who served in the U.S. Navy to feature here …

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Looking Back on 100 Years of Naval Aviation

My, How the Time Has Flown… “I have been up to my ears in work…” Things sure haven’t changed much in that regard since Lieutenant Commander Henry Mustin wrote to his wife on January 21st, 1914, just one day after arriving in Pensacola, Florida on board USS Mississippi. Three years …

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