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Letters written by U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Flaherty of Columbia, S.C., are among the personal artifacts exchanged. In one, he wrote, "I have never been so scared in my life." The North Vietnamese used his letters for propaganda.

Letters written by U.S. ArmySgt. Steve Flaherty of Columbia, S.C., are among the personal artifacts exchanged. In one, he wrote, "I have never been so scared in my life." The North Vietnamese used his letters for propaganda.

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The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.