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Kathleen Sibelius, former Governor of Kansas, interviews her father, EMMONS shipmate and former Governor of Ohio John Gilligan, as they discuss the April 6, 1945, attack. At the time of the attack, Gilligan, was dispatched to the USS RODMAN as he watched his former ship take on five kamikaze hits. Visit our Photos/Videos Page to see the interview.

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