U.S., Australia & Indonesia Commemorate WWII Battle of Sunda Strait

March 1, 2019 – USS Chief (MCM 14) attended a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait aboard the Indonesian Navy corvette KRI Usman Harun (359), March 1. The ceremony honored American and Australian crews who lost their lives fighting aboard USS Houston (CA 30) and HMAS Perth (D 29) during the WWII battle. “It is important to remember the sacrifice of the Sailors that have gone before us to pay tribute to shipmates who have made the ultimate commitment while personifying the…

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