DVIDS – Images – Vandenberg Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Honda Point Shipwreck Tragedy [Image 2 of 3]
During a presentation held at the base library on Sept. 7, 2023, Dr. Scott Bailey, deputy command historian for Space Operations Command, and former Space Launch Delta 30 historian, shed light on the historical context and significance of the Honda Point shipwreck tragedy. This devastating incident unfolded off the base’s coastline where seven U.S. Navy destroyers ran aground at Honda Point, resulting in the tragic loss of 23 sailors’ lives. On Sept. 8, 2023, the base commemorated the 100th anniversary of the tragedy by lowering the flags to half-staff and playing Taps at 9:05 p.m., aligning with the precise moment of the disaster. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Rocio Romo)
|Date Posted:||09.08.2023 12:38|
|Location:||VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, CA, US|
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