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I am looking for the hats that have the Samuel B Roberts on them. My husband’s Father was killed in the battle at Leyte and he received a hat at the reunion in 2004. We had the honor of sitting at dinner with Jack Yusen and his lovely wife then. It was quite an honor. I appreciate any assistance.
Mrs. J. Lecci, Jr.
Are there any more reunions or planned reunions?
Thanks for asking. There are not currently any being planned.
I met Jack Yusen somewhere over the past years. It came flooding back when I saw the story of the ship on TV the other night. Can you put me in touch with him? I currently live in Athens, GA and can be reached at my email address.
I STAND RIGID AT ATTENTION AND SALUTE IN HONOR AND AWE AT THE EXAMPLE AND VALOR DISPLAYED BY THE MEN OF TAFFY 3. AT NO TIME IN HISTORY, AND THERE HAVE BEEN MANY, HAS ANY SEGMENT OF MY US NAVY STOOD ANY TALLER OR MADE ME MORE PROUD. GOD BLESS YOU MEN. AND THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME A BENCHMARK TO REACH FOR, BUT MOST LIKELY NEVER ATTAIN. SIERRA HOTEL! ADJC WILLIAM JOHN RIGNEY JR. USN-RETIRED. BT
To the survivors of USS Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413
I have just finished reading James Hornfischer’s book, “The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors” and I am compelled to contact you. Through the news, and movies old and new I’m certainly aware of the cost of war, but only in an abstract way. That has most certainly changed. Words cannot fully express my deep and heartfelt appreciation for your brave actions on that terrible day in the Philippines. I don’t think I will ever take another day in this great country of ours for granted. Thank you. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you.
With deepest respect,