A Day Which Will Live In Infamy

7 Responses

  1. Beau says:

    Beautiful piece.

  2. Ryan says:

    The efforts of Task Force Taffy 3 is one of the most fulfilling and epic events of the war. I always brief new Petty Officers and even Chief Petty Officers when covering the rich heritage of the United States Navy. This is a wonderful piece, Jon. It gives me courage and appreciation to see civilians’ hearts swell with pride when observing the accomplishments of their great nation.

    • Jon says:

      Yeah, that battle is considered to be one of the greatest mismatches in U.S. history. Those Japanese were fucking sneaky. And I believe we lost more men there than at Pearl Harbor, if I remember correctly. If Taffy 3’s destroyers had not held their positions as fiercely as they did, Kurita and his fleet would not have backed off, and the U.S. would’ve experienced a shitload more casualties at Leyte Gulf. Valiant, to be sure.

  3. Ryan says:

    *I always brief [it to] new Petty Officers…

  4. Jon says:

    And thanks.

  5. Donna says:

    Absolutely beautiful piece, man. So lyrical.

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