USS Hoel * USS S. B. Roberts * USS Johnston

USS Hoel * USS S. B. Roberts * USS Johnston (HM5AX)

Location: San Diego, CA 92106 San Diego County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 41.077', W 117° 14.655'

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United States Navy

— "In Everlasting Memory" —

Inscribed here are the names of 525 men who died in the Battle of Leyte Gulf during the liberation of the Philippine Islands on 25 Oct 1944. Their ships, the destroyers USS Johnston (DD-557) and USS Hoel (DD-533) and destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), were sunk while fighting a vastly superior force of four battleships, eight cruisers and eleven destroyers in what was to be the last and longest surface battle of World War II.

May the names and sacrifice these brave men made be forever remembered. Their families, shipmates and friends gratefully and lovingly dedicate this memorial in their honor.

[A Map of the Philippines fills the lower third of the monument]

We Won't Forget

[A list of 525 names is engraved on the monument]
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HM NumberHM5AX
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Year Placed1995
Placed ByFamilies, shipmates and friends
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 477102 N 3616350
Decimal Degrees32.68461667, -117.24425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 41.077', W 117° 14.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 41' 4.62" N, 117° 14' 39.30" W
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Area Code(s)619
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1115 California 209, San Diego CA 92106, US
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