This video documents the dedication of the memorial to the ships and men who participated in the Battle Off Samar. The video was produced duiring dedication ceremonies in San Diego, CA in 1996.
Rear Admiral Clifton "Ziggy" Sprague, USN was the OTC of Task Unit 77.4.3, radio call sign "Taffy III". As a result of his leadership off Samar his six escort carriers, three destroyers, and four destroyer escorts saved the day at Leyte Gulf. Taffy III was one of three task units assigned to Task Group 77.4.