Celebrating the USS Missouri's 73rd anniversary

Posted at 12:53 PM, Jan 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-29 18:34:30-05

Sunday marked the 73rd anniversary of the USS Missouri's christening.

It was christened by Mary Margaret Truman, the daughter of President Harry S. Truman, on Jan. 29, 1944.

The ship participated in two battles in World War II, including the Battle of Iwo Jima. On Sept. 2, 1945, she hosted several world powers to sign a peace treaty with Japan. 

It went on to serve in the Korean War. It was decommissioned for good in March 31, 1991.

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