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USS Solace had been in commission for less than four months when the attacks on Pearl Harbor occurred. Since October 1941, the ship had been anchored just north of Battleship Row where it served as a floating dispensary for the Pacific Fleet. The daily sick call may not have been a fitting build up to that fateful day, but no one would ever accuse Solace’s cadre of corpsmen, dentists, nurses, and physicians of not performing exemplary under the most trying circumstances.

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