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'Battle of Midway' 72 years later
72 years ago today, US troops began fighting in what is now known as "The Battle of Midway."
People across the country are honoring those who fought.
NAS Pensacola is remembered the victory with a ceremony at the Five Flags pavilion on base.
We spoke with a veteran at the ceremony and asked him what he thought was most important about this battle.
"Coming back alive, we had a pretty rough time at Guadalcanal, I lost a lot of friends in the Midway battle."
Japanese forces planned to take over the U.S. Base at Midway atoll but the Americans were ready.
Their victory turned the tide of the battle in the Pacific.