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Tonight on war stories it was a battle we had to win.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Using a weapon the Japanese never knew we had an engineer were found that it is code would be broken.
Put us out of business who legendary -- square off -- a fight to control the Pacific his career was feeling on the line if determined.
The course of World War II.
That's next on -- schools.
-- -- I'm Oliver North and this is war stories I'm standing on the flight deck.
The fighting late.
The aircraft carrier USS Yorktown here at patriots point naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.
This carrier was commissioned barely ten months after her namesake was -- by the Japanese during the epic battle of midway.
In June of 42.
For the sailors airmen Marines who survived at midway was seared in the memories they didn't notice the time.
It was the turning point fight against the Japanese -- As you will see.
It -- brilliant intelligence work expert battle planning and the leadership of -- determined admiral named Chester Nimitz to carry the day.
It sure as hell wants -- needs at the time the Japanese what their strongest militarily having won every battle in the South Pacific.
Well -- substantial portion of our name.
-- at the bottom of Pearl Harbor.
-- -- getting ready to go on a kick in my father got a phone call.
Says something and my mother and left and that was very early in the morning seven quarters of -- She was only ten years old on that terrible day but Janet -- are being remembered the reaction of her father.
Lieutenant commander Joseph.
-- -- was terrible.
Awful they were afraid the Japanese have been land and do more damage.
And -- Turned over with a gun from my mother.
Pearl Harbor was -- with the grim reminders of admiral Yamamoto surprise attack it was particularly painful for 43 year old Joseph -- -- As a navy intelligence officer -- linguists.
-- -- years living in Japan with his wife and -- Coach -- even got to know a young Emperor Hirohito that we didn't idea for when I was born.
This is the bad -- and the baby notre had a very strong again.
Getting more he had failed his commander in chief thank you.
Warning Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor then at 22 year old and an out of Iowa match hours worked as a code breaker at the base -- -- -- We now know there is no way he could have known about it because it was executed -- children reading time.
Expert look at.
For this game -- -- and dedication to years past.
Which he passed on to his people did do.
Reaction of the American people of course anger and frustration.
-- how -- that occurred in Japan admiral William moto who led the attack was hailed as a conquering hero.
That were sent his congratulations.
And promptly declared war on the United States and Washington demanded the head of admiral husband -- Then in charge of the Pacific fleet I am one of the school who thinks that admiral Kimmel has -- A scapegoat in congressional hearings admiral Kimmel has -- -- political games being played in Washington.
He said the navy department have been less than forthcoming about the deterioration -- relations with Japan just days before the surprise attack.
I can't understand now.
I have never understood.
I may know -- understand.
Why I was deprived of the information.
Available in the -- involvement in Washington.
On Saturday night and Sunday morning.
But Kimmel was out.
And president Franklin Roosevelt called upon a tall cool text Chester W Nimitz it was a job -- and turned down before.
Had been asked to take a -- Pacific fleet at some point earlier maybe you're too early here.
And he was so much from junior to that so many of the -- in the -- he said you know if -- -- that it will make me so many enemies.
That -- really preferred not to.
Sister -- a Qantas is the youngest of the images for children.
Maybe my mother knew already but I think it was at the dinner table -- -- the rest of this.
Franklin Roosevelt sent my afterward that he had to get up to the Pacific and to stay there to the war was won yet -- -- My mother had very much the philosophy she worried about him when he was com and -- got worry about it when he was away.
Catherine Nimitz and her husband were close they exchanged hundreds of letters during the war.
On the morning of December 31 1941 aboard the submarine USS -- 56 year old Chester Nimitz added his fourth star and took command of a disheartened Pacific fleet.
About to assume -- responsibility.
And I am sure loser guys from blue.
-- most polluted.
-- not without a wry sense of humor was certain to say that the grayling at the -- back available to use free ceremony.
Courtesy of the Japanese.
He's a very serene and then he's very quiet.
It's remarkable personality in terms of his ability to deal with people.
My -- was successful in bringing together fighting force that included such men as a bull Halsey.
People whose nicknames.
Their energy experience.
My father I think found -- somewhat difficult to work but.
Made it work.
Chester Nimitz was a long way from the hill country of Fredericksburg Texas he grew -- in this hotel -- -- tightly -- German American community.
-- raised by his mother and and beloved grandfather Charles after his father and names and died before he was born.
In 1905 as a young midshipman at the naval academy in Annapolis then -- have learned an important.
Lesson he's midshipman had discovered that there replaces and bankrupt on the roof and that was not visible from other parts of the academy.
So that had become a place for -- -- parties and other such entertainment they do lots to see who had.
Get to go get the beverage.
And the -- -- to my father.
What the other -- didn't know was while he was scoring the illegal beer at a local tailor shop.
There have been witnessed by one of -- instructors.
And he thoroughly expected to be told -- you do after you.
Mark your platoon -- come back.
For another continent.
And that did not happen.
And he was nuts and -- by the superintendent of the Naval Academy.
And what you learned from this -- two things not to play fast and loose with the regulations.
And also to be lenient with first offenders.
-- -- also learned tolerance and forgiveness of mistakes.
In July 190 wait he ran his first command the destroyer Decatur a ground.
He was court martialed and survive with a public reprimand.
For neglect of duty.
-- leaders say every dog deserves to bites.
This philosophy served him well as he rebuild the shattered morale at Pearl Harbor.
General -- phones but it caught up and answer questions that are -- clothes party in them there were stories about him.
Standing in his head at parties very very animated -- Yamamoto -- And -- naval -- in Washington.
Studies at Harvard.
He has been to America he knew basically the American culture people.
He knew that.
Aroused they could be.
Very formidable it.
The two admirals -- only -- year apart in age and they shared admiration.
The legendary admiral -- the Victor over the Russians at the battle of sushi in the streets it's like both sides really.
Do the other we have dossier is on the various Japanese flag and this is a remarkable counterintelligence.
And intelligence operations.
Very interest -- sort of game of cat and mouse who's going.
To battle of wills -- matching wits with with your enemy.
Page was set for a showdown between Nimitz in the demo mode footwear would take place meet the man who Nimitz was told to fire.
Thank god he did.
-- -- approach -- broke the Japanese boat.
And laid their battle please -- that's next on war stories.
Spring 1940 to the Japanese war machine was bulldozing its way -- the South Pacific.
At breakneck speed.
Jack Reed is a curator at the -- was stored in the United States has been losing the Second World War we've had a disastrous defeat at Pearl Harbor.
Our possessions of the wild in the Philippines have fallen and they had the -- the momentum of victory behind that we had primarily defeat.
Did the Japanese.
Suffer from an excessive self confidence a victory diseases would.
Victory disease figured very prominently in how the Japanese were operating on April may June 1942.
The Japanese navy didn't think very highly or or or naval aviation capabilities.
We had kept winning especially since Pearl Harbor.
So I think it's natural that any military force like that would become more confident and start feeling invincible -- outmanned and outgunned admiral -- knew that victory in the Pacific would require all of his skills.
His most valuable weapon.
Was hidden inside a small windowless basement of Pearl Harbor station -- I arrived -- -- in February 1942.
I was Hansen I knew that I was.
Shares through an intelligence unit that went.
Working for the Pacific fleet calendar and -- your reporters.
Commander JJ -- effort that match.
Showers was an Iowa farm boy who discovered his new assignment involved -- college of breaking the enemy coats and it was a top secret operation.
Long hours and less than glamorous surroundings in the basement bush.
And -- And people had to have extra clothing in order important comfortably down there lieutenant commander -- approach what was brilliant.
Renowned for his -- athletic ability and command of the Japanese like.
It is working attire was unusual.
To say the least.
Well he used to Wear slippers.
And his red velvet smoking.
When he was working when I first shock -- Redford and the room and smoking jacket and and bedroom slippers.
I would not particularly surprise.
For two reasons first of all I figured commander could do anything he wanted to.
It was cold it was uncomfortable.
But when he left the basement in the proper uniform.
Working with -- worked was commander -- -- another crack intelligence officer that -- kept on despite the Pearl Harbor disaster commander -- It was a good friend -- -- and they have known better a lot of damage that the Japanese language together in Japan for three years -- somewhat more flamboyant.
-- for them to work very closely together to trust each other.
It was a very persuasive individual and perfect man to be -- -- is intelligence officer.
Station -- -- set out to break Jan 25 the Japanese code.
Thousands of messages were being sent -- transmitted by the enemy and more scope it could be copied by intercept operator who -- headphones.
They would tune in on the frequencies that the Japanese were using and I -- for Japanese characters.
Actually cares or copied they would be sent -- to our processing.
Station -- -- working was some 45005.
Digit code groups and deciphering them into English.
The code breakers were lucky to recover 15%.
Of any message.
But that was enough that listening -- -- recover enough -- group.
-- as we could.
Read in Michigan know the meaning of a code group we could put together this.
The sense of the message and little by little we were able to fill in the blanks recover more words.
This all came from -- from the code book to Japanese and it was because it dictionary.
Thousands and thousands of -- -- and there each one meaning something in the name of hip and in the Persian number of position.
Place this intelligence was crucial that limits was wary of -- -- the kind that have -- his predecessor admiral Kimmel.
And when he first got Pearl -- he discovered that.
The materials are their intelligence that was coming into station hypo was being sent on to Washington DC think -- that's.
I watch everything that comes from.
-- was sitting in the basement producing this information giving it to Lleyton who would look good over digest and understand it.
Perhaps ask questions on it himself and then he would pass it.
That monuments amendment would relieve a commander record along with a lot of other things that he knew that they were qualified hard working people.
-- lieutenant colonel said it appeared the Japanese navy was prepared to use everything that and Berger hill in -- bathtub with an outboard motor to -- -- And how could admiral -- get his battered fleet back in fighting shape.
That's next on war stories.
Station I close initial success led to the -- first major setback.
-- April of 1942.
You were now able to read enough of -- messengers who realize that they were mounting in meager operation.
The South Pacific but to enlist -- buying it very.
We had enough.
Idea of this operation.
However no amendments and it was -- But first there was a score to -- payback for Pearl Harbor.
And April 18 limits approved the bold play.
From the pitching deck of the USS hornet -- -- bull Halsey since Jimmy Doolittle and his team of sixteen B twenty fives.
The -- downtown Tokyo there's some who say that the that the General Motors.
Decision to attack it -- Was forced upon him by the too little really I think that would be pretty accurate I have.
We have a photo was under intense pressure to finish what -- started at Pearl Harbor the destruction of the US for two and a half week.
After bombs dropped and Tokyo.
The -- faced off in the battle of the Coral Sea.
Colson the very first told -- -- -- -- that oversees the Japanese spend a lot of time looking for marketers.
And beyond -- for people who.
How onboard the Yorktown was aviation mechanic -- surging from Louisiana barely eighteen years old.
He experienced his first taste of war.
I was following the island in the catwalk and Communists -- played in some.
-- -- The all went through that flight deck the gallery hang -- next -- And -- that supplies that we have compartments in here.
And at -- we now have -- space with the union.
And -- 54 people -- from people.
The battle -- both sides planning over 36 hour period to Japanese carriers were left burning but managed not to -- Besides -- to Lexington was hit hard like Japanese torpedo bombers.
Both carriers begin limping back to throw -- but then -- Lexington ruptured fuel lines exploded.
Into an inferno.
Captain Frederick -- called for his crew who abandoned ship.
And have -- Padraig finished ordered the Lexington torpedo to keep her out of Japanese news.
Meanwhile the Yorktown struggled.
I was taking control over -- -- it.
And yesterday was it's gonna take long -- -- but three months was time admiral Nimitz didn't have.
-- -- that was a factory.
And -- -- -- back in three days because he was.
Do when it was -- They never had.
They threw wooden pegs and holes we had had -- in this on the put side which gave us.
Meanwhile station hypo was in high gear typically -- sports team went twenty hours straight.
There's only an occasional left.
-- were already seen indications do a much bigger operation.
Things take place in the central Pacific.
We discovered that the target for this operation was the place.
Describe that Japanese and their internal code -- AF.
We knew that -- -- and American territory he didn't know what happened was.
Our guess was that it was midway -- Washington was doing its best to discredit station -- -- Insisting Japan would affect Alaska Hawaii or even the coast of California bill -- -- -- was convince the target was -- -- tiny sweltering apple known for going burdens and an airstrip.
And he knew they'd attack in three weeks.
He's stubborn as a mule and dvds find out who's convinced he is right he fights for what for what happens right.
Regardless at him at -- it is significant because of its proximity to why whoever controls -- why.
And basically attack the West Coast of the United States.
-- career was really on the line has had in mind.
It would have been that well accepted in Washington.
For further proof road trips -- you came up with a ingenious play.
Leaving the Japanese and coded midway as they have they have -- little I only send out this bogus ready humorous.
Which was easily intercepted by the Japanese.
He AF very unit sent the following message from -- -- -- on twentieth of may.
They suffered a casualty of their fresh water supply.
And that they only had enough fresh water or two weeks and the Japanese took the big 14 hours later.
-- scripted message which you care unit at -- reported to the way they only had it -- -- water supply.
Lets him do great and here with me.
Coming off the -- Midway begins in fury.
And torpedo squadron eight.
-- the ultimate price.
This was before satellites could pinpoint an enemy's locations.
Over 64 million square miles of -- walk.
With a high stakes game of cat and mouse Marc Warren worked with -- -- and Robert Preston.
On a glorious page in our history.
Yamamoto was convinced.
That the United States specifically to have to come out and react to any invasion anyway he wanted to battle to get -- there -- scarcity of mystical art.
The enterprise and -- go out on the twentieth the day.
Which is ironically the same day -- -- of the draw enough to begin her magnificent repair job this ship was not what we called Hewitt.
But the flight that was operation and -- just to hold on the flight that there was no problem with -- and we're just put impeachment.
Four -- on the on the -- -- achieve the impossible for -- -- repairing the Yorktown in three days instead of three months.
After a personal tour by limits she set off in the morning of may thirtieth to join the hornet and the enterprise.
Meanwhile -- -- the tiny island of all the fortification that could take.
Nearly 3400 marine and navy defenders were crammed into its 2.4 square miles is very limited space and.
-- in which you could put anything else.
Basically -- -- packed their army airforce -- and with the B seventeen flying fortress bombers.
The navy is operating killing play -- and the last in the navy reinforcements.
Small detachment after -- -- -- -- elementary.
This quarter -- you've done.
A handful of aircraft that really aren't up to this -- -- can't answer.
No there there was the perception that the time that the greens were -- the -- of standard equipment.
Well that may be at the new TVY Catalina flying boats the Marines -- air group 22 were handed down the older indicators.
Nicknamed -- rivers.
As you can see from this cartoon.
The Marines at least and -- sense of humor about the marine pilots who flew them incredible occurred.
For the wonderful double play also won midway it was famed Hollywood director John force.
He was working for the navy and taking these pictures for the costly mistake nearly jeopardize the operations.
On May 22.
We had stockpiled a tremendous amount of fuel.
For two -- -- there.
Prior to the battle.
It's electrical switch and being wired and the island's defenses was accidentally triggered and set off a huge underground fuel thing.
Gallons of precious aviation fuel went up in smoke the loss -- an aviation fuel.
Greatly restricted the amount of training time doing pilots deal in this week we know the Japanese leaders.
We know where that's coming.
We know what it's got.
The preparations are all in place for a very dramatic showdown who makes the decision in terms of who's going to attack first.
And it's that this is it's like chess but basically what the Japanese want to do is send them an air strike due to come here facilities and hangers.
-- -- -- Just like this massive airstrike prepared carrier -- almost convinced that will be able sees the apple.
-- his own plants there and and the Americans becoming.
But on June 3 the day before his attack on midway Yemen -- made a strategic mistake.
Nearly 18100 miles away he ordered his forces to bomb Alaska's.
Dutch harbor because of the victory disease overconfidence the Japanese at this time.
-- oil fields you can take on both operations the same time you will come there is a Japanese proverb.
If you change -- -- you won't get even one of those.
Japan was actually chasing you -- them.
Our aim for the midway attack was not perfectly clear.
-- -- five Americans were killed we captured our first Japanese zero.
When its pilot crashed into a block -- was -- -- that they were able to repair and then test it here in Washington DC.
You're looking at that zero flying new colors it would prove to be crucial to building a better airplane to take on our -- -- aboard the carrier here.
Daisuke Maruyama -- he and his -- and -- five -- would have the same lucky that it Pearl Harbor.
When he sank the Oklahoma new -- I had a Japanese sword as -- and charm.
Every time -- flew like took the -- with the recent brochure.
-- It means get ready for the life.
In the early morning hours of June 4 -- Japanese carriers launched their story.
What they didn't know was that limits had three characters working off the apple.
Waiting for the right moment the problems.
The Marines and navy defenders took a heavy pounding.
Let's talk about the -- of the I got 3 o'clock in the morning at breakfast pushed.
Aboard the enterprise 23 year old incident was Hopkins from Georgia readied his SPD regardless dive bomber -- slow but deadly.
He was part of bombing -- six and each plane carried a single thousand pound bomb.
First time I don't know.
Shares of -- This is about 71.
You got there -- When you whereabouts.
And -- Slightly.
Solid story did fifteen minutes or so.
All of the -- and I guess you know people.
Independent you know addition flood born -- Paid I'm via shorter funeral how am I -- -- As the -- went on.
Air strike after strike did not achieve -- didn't championships.
Things were beginning the -- program.
Actually pretty questionable about.
9:30 in the morning on June 4 we were enemies in battle at all.
While Hopkins was running out of fuel.
Torpedo squadron he was running out of law.
Sixteen dvd bombers who want.
It was swarm of news at that time the Japanese had twenty euros in here.
Airplanes -- shutdown between nine and thirty year who have been killed and there's only one survivor of the perfect color -- attacked them and some jurors gave.
-- wounded NC floated under a rafter whose rescue we recovered and was hailed as a hero.
It's fallen comrades were immortalized in this film shot by Jon ward and sent to the families of the lost squadron -- Meanwhile just before he ran out of fuel Hopkins fight -- target the carrier act cocky.
-- -- -- -- -- We.
As I've dropped my -- my.
Takeover is based.
Looked back and icy street -- Explosions -- take place you're obviously very and justifiably proud of the fact that all the damage was done by.
Their plans like when you -- you bit.
But I couldn't see us.
Continue to look bad thing about get back to the enterprise.
Coming up he doesn't first of Pearl Harbor then again it midway.
A Japanese pilot scores a direct hit this time it's New York down -- -- watery grave.
That's just ahead on war stories.
The outcome had been decided that five minutes and and -- -- ten point five and thirty.
-- Hopkins was low on fuel when he took his shot at -- cocky and is a speedy books the Japanese pulled them held dives.
Always mission capability.
-- do the job for which it was.
His -- -- with a sixty degree angle with here's speeds approaching 300 miles per -- -- -- 2000 feet.
Wonder hundred -- or you release upon forward to.
-- -- you go to more accurate delivery.
But more scary to pull out of the guidance from your vertical all the time in the end many aircraft guns shooting down.
And sometimes -- fighter planes coming in after him.
By 11 AM three of the four Japanese carriers -- gulf inflames.
The cotton -- -- sure you.
Out of commission.
-- -- -- -- Like 123 he ordered his remaining carriers in the illusions to head for midway years issue.
Did and war.
People abandon ship water all around and we've -- wrong.
-- a condi couldn't let the planes take off.
It was attacked by America -- torpedoes fully loaded and a lot of fuel in it's hangar.
Get -- was covered by the fire and so.
At around 1:30 PM nineteen year old -- Maria.
Vowing to avenge the devastation.
Launched in the last remaining Japanese carrier figured.
I was determined and I went for fighting with deep sorrow inside my -- eighteen -- -- -- -- to Yorktown to attack -- On -- New York down eighteen year old bill Sergey was about to be bombed.
For the second time in a month -- here.
Reflecting the bomb went down and started a small far.
Third bomb went down this back into the same -- -- -- -- on the stand if war.
And when -- went off it now opened on the space beside the stadium and whenever they kept coming to a ship your friend Maria and I.
Contact -- I was flying across the bridge -- -- told me solve my playing them.
I thought this guy was who meet him as -- moment meeting.
And eventually could be doing that piracy sister.
He's helped Peterson coming at me through all right and that's who's -- -- which it might go here if I didn't have this it's.
Wake up that dripping water and -- scenarios like this goes -- in this yeah.
And Wheeler and into water where this happens analysis and you better take that at all in the car -- distinct.
Well he drifted away search you watch the fires rage.
As the fighting -- begin to list that.
Close -- 3 PM captain -- -- this fear that the Yorktown would have blown.
And kill more than 2000.
Of remaining crew.
He ordered the ship to be a band.
Survivors including search were picked up by destroyers like the event I grant that that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Minutes refused to let go of the Yorktown and sent -- -- task force seventeen.
To try and salvage his precious -- meanwhile that -- you had only hours to live.
Dive bombers from enterprise and the crippled Yorktown founder and that are hard at 5:30 PM.
It was like a sea -- fire.
Here you was totally covered with fire and like his enemy -- Sergey Murayama found himself afloat on the -- Why did the Japanese hide their survivors from the battle of midway including their ace pilot Maria.
What it's due to stop them and death.
Against -- approach.
That's next on war stories.
The Japanese fleet was in shambles and a 2:55.
AM on June 5.
Admiral Yamamoto ordered the midway operation canceled -- devastating.
Of the casualties suffered by the Japanese.
Really -- wrong.
Well I often can't -- total when I think my colleagues who died in the war 86%.
It still has done.
The devastation to their training system from midway -- target -- the Americans because they did not rotate there aircrew to bring back it.
But the important combat experiences they had the Japanese would keep their all their due out until they died or captured.
A second and disheartened -- -- took full responsibility.
For the disaster and insisted that he gives the bad news to the emperor.
Some of his senior officers including vice admiral that Google had to be talked out of committing suicide.
Doris sent off to defend you know another Japanese -- commit suicide pact but you know moto is subject of that -- Repulsion.
Y -- Motorola's they're revered figure of course he feels close people because it was its courses it's did.
Well you have a -- licked his wounds admiral Nimitz was intent on saving the badly damage -- -- Which was probably back toward Pearl Harbor.
I think from my father's letters home to the -- a certain anxiety expressed that it is he knew he could not -- Much in the way new ships but even in defeat Yemen moto prove dangerous he sent submarine squadron three to -- the Yorktown.
And at 7 PM on June 6.
I won 68 fire gulf war torpedoes.
True -- direct -- At 5 AM the following morning the Yorktown.
And her escort the -- sank to a watery grave.
But nothing to diminish the victory at midway it was the first good news of the war.
-- sink back headquarters on Oahu Nimitz was contractually.
And -- champagne flowed freely.
He -- special credit to station -- -- and recommended commander Joseph -- -- for a distinguished service medal.
Or and amendments that they would like and certain people recognize with the war.
I tried many times but three times I think.
Recommend -- for her for a medal and there's -- course.
Drives that are able.
Not -- because -- -- they get upset that they weren't there for.
This was particularly true even within the navy.
In the communications intelligence business between the field units and as -- And -- and the headquarters in Washington put -- was denied them.
His daughter Jenna remembers her mother's reaction.
On you and your father read out of you know I think that was the one of the first instances in which I learned that men could be so.
And think of doing it in the middle of -- war.
Just -- that kind appalling to me.
Back in Tokyo the Japanese survivors of midway including Gloria.
We're kept hidden on a military base the Japanese wounded.
-- come back from later treated.
Almost as little -- war.
Treated almost like they're complaining that the true story movement that was was with Oakland people because of the -- This effect that it would have over until we went back to Japan and we -- under house arrest there.
We were not allowed to communicate with anyone outside.
No letters either -- not allowed to go out.
There's more ahead on war stories don't go away.
Back in the cold basement of station Haifa.
Joseph -- -- live by the motto we can accomplish anything.
Provided no one cares who gets the credit.
But that's not how they felt in Washington.
Much the same.
Kind of competition that newspaper.
Or radio or television today have people want to get scoops.
Both -- made some very big and it's two of them were Brothers navy intelligence officers -- and Joseph Fred.
That would Lleyton would later state that they had pursued a vendetta against -- and got him booted from -- well.
-- -- And methods from the Japanese government expressed surprise me.
And this program.
Minutes live to -- total victory over the Japanese.
And his place in history is secure.
But up until his death in 1966.
Let's try to right the wrongs done to -- an -- sat down and wrote handwritten three page letter to the secretary of the navy asking.
-- be reexamined and it commander record again be given.
Distinguished service medal for his and you work battle in the way he -- Dylan back camera image question.
World War II awards have been close by that time.
And that they could not -- open.
-- approached Ford died in 1976 without recognition for his achievements it took -- -- to finish the job that an image that started.
It took a lot of effort.
Took a lot of persuasion.
That in 1985.
We finally got checked period and maybe to approve.
The posthumous award for distinguished service medal.
And a -- -- -- by President Reagan played.
He did this I think -- single handed.
He was quite pleased he's had a great laden has been -- -- -- -- more than three miles beneath the -- With a gun still pointing skyward the Yorktown as a ghostly shadow.
-- -- -- Nearly sixty years after -- She brought old enemies together once again this is -- albums and I am.
I surely feel Obama.
Once the war ended we were not enemies anymore -- I could even feel more familiar with him -- anyone who didn't know the battle and and his home in Japan and -- they were drinking buddies now.
And fundraiser hosted peace.
America's victory at midway came at a point in time we desperately -- -- good news in the Pacific.
-- ornaments out of the victory that it was a glorious page in our history and he's still face three more years of brutal carnage in the Pacific.
His youngest daughter.
Merritt won this was -- share witnesses hand written copy of his principles of war three which mean a lot to me.
And economy of force and beneath -- he wrote his own hand in -- -- -- notebook -- All the observance of these principles of war won't guarantee victory.
Violation of most will almost certainly ensure defeat.
For those who -- it -- with admiral Chester -- those words -- -- true.
Theirs was a war story sir Paul Malone.
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