2005 BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION

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SUBJ/2005 BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION//


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AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 164/99 - NAVY HERITAGE//
POC/RICHARD JAMES/GSCM(SW)/CMC NSA WASHINGTON, DC/LOC:WNY
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS YEAR FROM 3-6 JUNE, WE WILL MARK THE 63RD
ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY.  ON 4 JUNE 1942, A VASTLY
OUTNUMBERED AND OUTGUNNED U.S. FLEET WOULD DEFEAT THE FINEST OF THE
IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY OVER A SMALL PACIFIC ATOLL NAMED MIDWAY.
THEIR DARING COMBINATION OF INTEL, TACTICS, COURAGE, AND SACRIFICE
FOREVER CHANGED THE COURSE OF THE WAR AND WORLD HISTORY.
2.  IT IS ONLY FITTING THAT WE TAKE A MOMENT TO CELEBRATE OUR GREAT
NAVAL HERITAGE AND REMEMBER THE DEEDS AND SACRIFICES OF THOSE BRAVE
NAVAL AIRMEN, SAILORS AND MARINES.  I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE ALL COMMANDS
TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY IN A MANNER COMMENSURATE WITH
THEIR MISSION REQUIREMENTS.
3.  THE NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER (NHC) MAINTAINS A WEBSITE THAT MAY
BE HELPFUL IN PLANNING COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS AND PROVIDES HISTORICAL
INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS, WORLD WAR II ACTION REPORTS, THE ORDER OF
BATTLE FOR THE U.S. AND JAPANESE FORCES, ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY AND
ARTWORK, AND A SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY WWW.HISTORY.NAVY.MIL/MIDWAY.HTM.
THE NHC ALSO MAINTAINS A ROSTER OF OVER 400 SURVIVORS OF THE BATTLE
OF MIDWAY.  COMMANDS WISHING TO INCLUDE MIDWAY SURVIVORS IN THEIR
CEREMONIES CAN CONTACT DR. BERNARD CAVALCANTE AT COMMERCIAL
(202)433-7174 OR DSN 288-7174.
4.  COMMANDS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY SPONSORED BY NAVAL
DISTRICT WASHINGTON, AT THE U.S. NAVY MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON D.C. ON 3
JUNE 2005 AT 1100.
5.  RELEASED BY ADM R. F. WILLARD, VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.
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