Eyewitness to USS Independence: Oral History

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RADM Van Orden and Mr. Peter Doolan, 25 July 2016 (NHF Photo/Matthew Eng)


On 25 July 2016, NHF Vector Volunteer Mr. Peter Doolan of Salesforce conducted an interview with RADM M. Dick Van Orden inside the National Museum of the United States Navy’s Cold War Gallery. RADM Van Orden specifically discussed his experiences serving as a gunnery officer aboard USS Independence during the Second World War. The following are snippets from the interview on select topics. To read RADM Van Orden’s bio, click HERE.






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