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Family member of Indianapolis final crew
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Greetings Everyone,

I am the great nephew of a sailor who perished in the sinking of the Indianapolis.
He was a younger brother to my grandfather.

I recently saw the post on a Facebook News article that the wreckage was found and became interested again in the story of the Indianapolis.
I learned of my great uncle being stationed on the ship many years ago while still in junior high, but at that time did not know the significance of the ships role at the end of the role.  I learned of that during my time in the Navy, during a visit with another of my grandfather's brothers (who also served in the Navy during WWII), when the ship I served on was still stationed in San Diego.

I had seen the Western Union telegram that had informed my great grandmother of his death when I was in high school after going through some of my grandfathers things after his death in 1990.


I have come to offer my story and my respects to the families of the sailors of the Indianapolis who are no longer with us and to say thank you to any of the sailors who are still alive today.


Thank you to the webmasters who've created this forum and thank you to all the administrators, moderators and members who maintain, post and comment in the threads.

I am happy to see that the story of the Indianapolis lives on through you.


To the sailors who lost their lives along with my great uncle, and the ones who have since passed...
Rest easy, shipmates.  

Only when we have given up have we failed the task.

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Welcome to the family! Feel free to look up our Facebook Group USS Indianapolis CA-35 Second Watch. Second Watch Organization was set up in the 1980s by the survivors themselves to assure that the memory of their story would live on through their children. We are comprised of family and friends of the entire final sailing crew. So please look for us! And also, shoot me a quick email at IndySecondWatch@yahoo.com and give me your hero's name and I will add you to our mailing list and database! Its an amazing legacy that we share!

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