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.
|Placed By||Families, shipmates and friends|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 477102 N 3616350|
|Decimal Degrees||32.68461667, -117.24425000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 41.077', W 117° 14.655'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 41' 4.62" N, 117° 14' 39.30" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1115 California 209, San Diego CA 92106, US|
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