Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tin Can Sailors

My Dad was a Tin Can Sailor, so I would be remiss if I failed to mention today marks the anniversary of the end of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Although this battle took place during World War II and my Dad served during the Korean Conflict, I was schooled in this as well as other great naval battles.

This is probably why I am so looking forward to an event I will be attending in two weeks. It's a discussion and book signing of "Sea of Thunder" by Evan Thomas. One of the four officers the author focuses on is Cdr. Evans captain of the destroyer USS Johnston, fought in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

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