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Battle of Samar - 7/23/2019 7:54:22 PM   
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One of my favorite David vs Goliath battles. Never get tired of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AdcvDiA3lE

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RE: Battle of Samara - 7/24/2019 3:47:32 AM   
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Taffey 3!!!

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RE: Battle of Samara - 7/24/2019 7:23:24 AM   
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Thank you Lobster that both fascinating and entertaining.

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RE: Battle of Samara - 7/24/2019 8:56:51 AM   
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I've just found there was more than one battle called Samara or even Samarra.

Which just shows how knowledge can increase randomly. So thanks for the catalyst.

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RE: Battle of Samara - 7/24/2019 9:45:04 AM   
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Samara! I also never get tired of her:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_pVBKCNSAQ

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RE: Battle of Samara - 7/24/2019 12:55:49 PM   
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Yeah my tuypig has neber ben gereat



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RE: Battle of Samara - 7/24/2019 1:49:11 PM   
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The Naval battle should properly be called the Battle Off Samar to differentiate it from the land battle.

The video goes into more detail than the book "Sea of Thunder" by Evan Thomas. It covers four commanders careers in the book: Halsey, Kimura, Ugaki, and Evans. Three are admirals and Evans is just a DD captain - the captain of the USS Johnston

He follows the four commanders careers and events leading up to the battle, some of the battle but not in as much detail as the video but does go in a very detailed account of the USS Johston's actions in the battle.

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RE: Battle of Samar - 7/24/2019 4:58:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lobster

One of my favorite David vs Goliath battles. Never get tired of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AdcvDiA3lE


Saw this plaque at the Museum of the Pacific War (Fredericksburg, TX) last month. The address by the commanding officer just tears me up.





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RE: Battle of Samar - 7/24/2019 5:34:15 PM   
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From the comments on the Video:

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. . . from the book 'For Crew and Country,' about the Destroyer Escort U.S.S. Samuel B. Roberts.
An engineer on-board who would later be killed in action left behind his wife and child. His widow would later remarry to a survivor of the U.S.S. Gambler Bay from the same battle, who'd tell his step-daughter: "Your daddy gave up his life so I could live. So I could be your daddy."


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RE: Battle of Samar - 7/27/2019 11:13:24 PM   
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IMO the USN finest hour, truly a David and Goliath event.

Cdr. Earnest Evans truly was a man's man,

“This is going to be a fighting ship. I intend to go in harm’s way,
and anyone who doesn’t want to go along had better get off right now.”

https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2016/11/29/surface-warrior-remembering-ernest-evans/

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RE: Battle of Samar - 7/28/2019 12:17:15 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SuluSea

Cdr. Earnest Evans truly was a man's man,

“This is going to be a fighting ship. I intend to go in harm’s way,
and anyone who doesn’t want to go along had better get off right now.”



He definitely walked the walk and stood by his words. Among the Greatest Americans there has ever been.

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RE: Battle of Samar - 7/28/2019 8:08:59 PM   
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The country should name the next AB DDG Taffey 3

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