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Participants in a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait salute during the playing of

Participants in a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait salute during the playing of

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SUNDA STRAIT (Mar. 01, 2015) Participants in a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait salute during the playing of "Taps" aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). Representatives from Australia, the U.S. and Indonesia visited the graves of HMAS Perth (D 29) and USS Houston (CA 30) which were sunk fighting Japanese naval forces March 1, 1942. More than 1,000 Australian and U.S. Sailors gave their lives during the battle. (U.S. Navy photo by Machinery Repairman 3rd Class Matthew Schneider) File# 150301-N-ZZ999-035

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01/03/2015 - 01/03/2015
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SUNDA STRAIT
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U.S. NAVY
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