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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 13, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transits past the island of Peleliu, rendering honors to the island and the historic battle for which the ship is named. The Battle of Peleliu was one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II, with eight Medal of Honor recipients. Peleliu is the flagship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Foster Bamford/Released) Public Domain.