USS Indianapolis event may be last

August 2, 2013

Many of the 38 remaining survivors of the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis have gathered for what might be the last of their annual reunions.
The reunion activities began Thursday at a downtown Indianapolis hotel and continue until Sunday when a memorial service is scheduled. Only 317 of the ship’s nearly 1,200 crew members survived the July 30, 1945, sinking by Japanese torpedoes and spent days floating in shark-infested waters before being rescued. Most of the survivors are in their 90s.