I am searching for next of kin, close relative or someone with knowledge of Lewis E. Christian, Jr., lost in the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis in 1945. I am in possession of an item his family might have an interest in. Contact me here if you can help. Thank you.
Thank you from my family for your effort and consideration. Many people would not have been so considerate and shown the diligence you did. Your request will be honored. I hope your recovery goes well and swiftly.
We are grateful.
I am the granddaughter of Margie Reed. She was engaged to your Uncle, Lewis Christian, at the time of his passing. It was great to see this while I was doing an internet search about him. :)
I would like to talk or message with you sometime if possible. Was your Grandmother from Appalachia, Virginia? I think my cousin and I found out about your Grandmother a short while before she went to a nursing home in Kingsport. My female cousin talked with her on a phone just shortly before she passed away. We hate so much that we did not know about her much earlier. It would have been so good to talk to her about what our uncle was like. He was lost at sea 5 years before we were born and my family didn't talk much about him. I think they were really hurt over losing him. My Grandmother always tried to see the face any sailor in uniform as we believed that there was hope that L.E. made it thru the ordeal.
The person who gave the purple heart to us is quite a person as he did not have to do the research he did and offer to send us the purple heart and Mother's Star pin. He even paid for the postage and would not let us pay him back. He is a Vietnam Veteran and a good man. Most people would not have put the effort into trying to find family members.
I was glad to see your note.