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Bullet-marked lifeboat a cause for celebration, patriotism

The lifeboat's two broken-out windows and a short, diagonal row of three bullet holes tell the story watched by millions back in April when Somali pirates hijacked the cargo ship MV Maersk-Alabama in the Indian Ocean about 280 miles off Somalia and held Capt. Richard Phillips hostage on one of the Alabama's lifeboats.

A group of Navy SEALs deployed on the nearby USS Bainbridge had, in an incredibly efficient operation, shot and killed the pirates.

The damaged 28-foot lifeboat was retired in a ceremony at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum on North Hutchinson Island, Fla.

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