Film, Video WWII Reunion: The Battle of Surigao Strait

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  • WWII Reunion: The Battle of Surigao Strait


  • As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.

Event Date

  • May 28, 2004


  • -  Adm. J.L. Holloway III graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1942 as a member of the first three-year class accelerated by U.S. involvement in World War II. During the War, he served aboard destroyers on North Atlantic convoy duty, in North African waters and in the Pacific where he participated in the Saipan, Tinian, Palau, Peleliu campaigns and the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Following World War II, Holloway entered flight training and became a naval aviator, and served in Korean and Vietnam. He commanded the USS Enterprise from 1965-67, established the Navy¿¿¿s Nuclear Powered Carrier Program at the Pentagon, commanded the Seventh Fleet in 1972, and served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1974 to 1978. Retired from the Navy since 1970, Holloway currently serves as the Chairman of the Naval Historical Foundation.
  • -  Sen. John Warner, a five-term Republican from Virginia, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978. His public service began in January 1945, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17. He served on active duty until the summer of 1946 and was honorably discharged as Petty Officer 3rd Class, electronic technician???s mate. At the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, he interrupted his law school studies and began a second tour of active military duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1951 as a First Lieutenant in communications, he volunteered for duty in Korea and served as a ground officer with the First Marine Air Wing. In 1969, Warner was appointed Under Secretary of the Navy; he served in the U.S. Department of Defense for over five years, and completed his service as the Secretary of the Navy in 1974. Warner is the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and serves also on the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Select Committee on Intelligence. He is a member of the Veterans History Project Five Star Council of advisors.

Running Time

  • 44 minutes

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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