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Rules - Please Read!
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In order to keep this forum running and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules for the forum. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact the webmaster.

1. Keep it Civil - While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.

2. Multiple or repeated posting of the same information is not allowed.

3. No profanity, postings of a sexual nature, or discussion of illegal activities.


5. Posts can be removed by the webmaster for any reason without notice.

6. We also reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules, conducts themself in an inappropriate manner, or for any reason at all.

7. Be respectful to the men of the Indianapolis by conducting yourselves in an appropriate manner. This forum is hallowed cyberspace to many people. 



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Dear Crew of the Indianapolis,

I have recently had the honor of seeing the story of the USS Indianapolis which aired on a few days ago on the history channel. I had never heard of the Indianapolis. As an American, I can only thank the crew for their bravery and sacrifice in terrible ordeal.

The story has touched my heart; actually made me unable to sleep. Deepest condolences to loved ones of the brave crew who perished; and gratitude to God for those who survived. My Dad served in WW2, and the Korean Conflict. He never spoke of those years. Thanks to the survivors and the History Channel for telling the story. Every American should know of this tragic ordeal.

I am also very saddened to discover that the US navy would attemp to pin the responsibility of this tragedy on Captain McVay to save face. His crew deserves our thanks for clearing his name.

My Dad served in WW2, and the Korean Conflict. He never spoke of those years.

Freedom, indeed, is not free.

Thank you




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Does anyone remember my father John Tillotson who served as a member of Spruance's staff on the USS Indianapolis, 1943-44?  I would like to communicate with other staff members or their families to exchange information and memories. 

John tillotson
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