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Hallmark pays homage to an unsung hero of WWII

Natale in regalia

Aug. 3, 2015, marked the 70th anniversary of the capture of the Japanese “hospital ship” Tachibana Maru, the only Japanese ship captured under sail by the U.S. Navy during World War II.

While quite a significant feat, the story of this capture went almost unnoticed by the media due to the bombing of Hiroshima shortly after. The care team at Hallmark Nursing Center in Denver, Colorado, had the privilege of meeting and caring for one of the unsung war heroes involved in the capture, Joseph Natale.