Exactly 65 years ago today raged one of the most significant battles of modern times – a critical victory by the United States Navy. The Battle of Midway (June 4 – 7, 1942) saved a key Pacific outpost and inflicted irredeemable losses on the Imperial Japanese Navy, including four aircraft carriers. After Midway, the Japanese were forced into the strategic defensive, and three years of bloody island-hopping followed that led to ultimate Allied victory. The battle is also the subject matter for one of the best war movies ever made, starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, James Coburn, and more.
Key historical moments like this one deserve to be remembered on these important anniversaries. And God bless the U.S. Navy!