In November 2016, Director Cox initiated a series of "H-grams." Inspired by the late Admiral Zumwalt’s series of Z-grams used to communicate with Sailors throughout the Navy, H-grams are an avenue by which NHHC provides significant historical context to aid today’s decision-makers. H-grams and associated attachments reflect Director Cox’s personal assessment, aided by NHHC historians, of significant events in U.S. Navy history. Each H-gram draws on archival material, historic imagery, and written and oral history. In addition to the H-grams reproduced here, you’ll find links to Director Cox’s regular contributions to The Sextant, NHHC’s blog. The linked content explores a variety of topics, but consistently emphasizes the importance of honoring the service of Sailors throughout history and understanding the relevance of the past to today’s Navy.
In his H-Gram 040, Director Cox continues his coverage of World War II events as part of NHHC's 75th commemoration of the conflict, this time concentrating on late 1944 and early 1945 operations in the Philippines. Reviewed are the combat death of Rear Admiral Theodore E. Chandler when USS Louisville (CA-28) was hit by a kamikaze in the Lingayen Gulf on 6 January 1945; U.S. Navy actions around Leyte, Ormoc Bay, and Mindoro: and the amphibious landings in the Lingayen Gulf.
Click the links below to access previously issued H-grams and earlier blogs from Director Cox. For biographical information and text of speeches given by Director Cox, please see his biography page.