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Midway 2008

Midway 2008

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NAVAL WAR COLLEGE Public Affairs Office 686 Cushing Road Newport, RI 02841-1207 Phone: (401) 841

-2220 Fax: (401) 841-6309 Email: harneyc@nwc.navy.mil NWC website: www.nwc.navy.mil Educating Tomorrow's Leaders Defining the Future Navy

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Newport commemorates Battle of Midway
Newport, R.I., June 6, 2008 – On Friday, June 6, the Naval War College commemorated the 66th anniversary of the Battle of Midway during a special ceremony in Spruance Hall. Each year the U.S. Navy commemorates one of its greatest victories by paying tribute to those brave American heroes who brought our country to victory at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. This year's theme, "The Warrior Ethos," was highlighted by a presentation titled "Torpedo Squadron 8: Leadership and Courage at Midway," delivered by guest speaker Daniel Martinez. Martinez, one of the nation’s leading experts on naval history, is Chief Historian at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor as well as the host and historian-in-residence for the Discovery Chanel series "Unsolved History." Martinez is co-author of "Kimmel, Short and Pearl Harbor: the Final Report Revealed" and was a consultant for the University of Hawaii deep-diving submersible expedition that located the Japanese mini-submarine sunk by USS Ward on the morning of December 7, 1941. He was also instrumental in the process which led to Midway Island being designated a World War II historic site. For more on the Battle of Midway, please visit the special Midway commemoration page on

S.the U.mil/midway. Hugh Moore who as a 3rd Class Signalman served at Midway on USS Trout. Cmdr. 2007. Navy’s official website at www. including battle maps and video interviews with veterans. Cmdr. The Naval War College presented these heroic Navy veterans with commemorative plaques mounted with fragments from USS Arizona as well as flags flown over the memorial on December 7. The Naval War College also honored four surviving veterans of the Battle of Midway: Radioman Francis Fabian who abandoned USS Yorktown two times during the battle. John Powell who was a 1st Class Fire Controlman at Midway aboard USS Astoria. and Fire Controlman Chief Eli Ferguson who served at Midway on USS Vincennes. .navy. There you can follow the dramatic pace of events in the South Pacific as they propelled both sides to Midway.

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