Today is the 70th anniversary of the Battle off Samar. For reasons I'll never understand the country is oblivious to this momentous occasion. Has there ever been more heroism displayed in a naval battle? I once asked James Hornfischer, author of Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailor, why Ernest E. Evans was not a household name. He said its because he didn't survive and so little is known about his life beyond his time at the US Naval Academy. Well like they say, for those that don't know nothing can be said, and those that know nothing needs to be said. God bless the brave souls that selflessly protected the US landings on the Leyte shores while Halsey was gallivanting around. It may take another 40 years before their recognition is more widespread but in the meantime there are those of us that carry that torch.