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The Story of the USS Indianapolis

The Story of the USS Indianapolis

May 28th, 2018 1:30pm

 Join us at 1:30 p.m. this Memorial Day in the Nimitz Grand Ballroom for a special program exploring the aftermath of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.   The story of the cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35) was famously recounted by actor Robert Shaw in the movie “Jaws,” including the delivery of  Hiroshima atomic bomb components to Tinian and the harrowing true story of being torpedoed, with survivors spending nearly five days in the water prior to rescue. And that's just the beginning of the story!  The discovery of the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in 2017 renewed interest in what has been called "the greatest sea disaster in U.S. naval history."


1:30 p.m. Opening remarks by James P. Houghton (Honorary Survivor – USS Indianapolis Survivors Organization)

1:45 p.m. The Exoneration of Unjust Court Martial of Captain McVay by Captain William J. Toti, Captain, US Navy (Ret.)


2:10 p.m. Film Introduction by co-producer Melanie Capacia Johnson

2:15 p.m. Screening of "USS Indianapolis: The Legacy" 

4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m. Visit to Memorial Courtyard and dedication of the plaques of Lt. Hunter Scott, Captain Bill Toti (Ret.), and Senator Bob Smith


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