From the Naval Historical Foundation:
We recently learned about a new film project being developed about the Battle off Samar. An independent group of filmmakers is working on a virtual recreation of this pivotal American victory in the Pacific during World War II – one of the great “upsets” in naval history. This ambitious project is currently in the research and development process, with a targeted shooting date of 2013.
Source: Naval Historical Foundation
A brief account of the Fredericksburg, Texas, reunion in December 2009 from author John Wukovits:
I just returned from a five-day reunion of the survivors’ association of the USS Samuel B. Roberts in Fredericksburg, Texas. We enjoyed various presentations at the renowned Admiral Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War, including a dedication speech given by President George H. W. Bush and three panel discussions involving the five surviving crew members present (pictured above). The survivors, their families, and other guests enjoyed a heart-warming, emotional week.
Photos from the Dedication
An attendee of one of the DE 413 reunions left a photocopies of these pictures at the reunion. There were three 11-by-17 inch pages, each with a multitude of photos; the quality’s not so great. Some images appear to be of the same individual. The subjects of the photographs, all of which likely were taken around the time the DE 413 was active, however, remain unidentified. Can you help identify these individuals? Please let the webmaster know!