TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

USS Indianapolis survivors perhaps in last reunion

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, 1:51 p.m.
 

INDIANAPOLIS — Survivors of the USS Indianapolis sinking during World War II have gathered in the ship's namesake city for what could be their final large-scale reunion.

Eighty-six-year-old Harold Bray of Benicia, Calif., was among the 317 members of the ship's nearly 1,200-person crew who survived the July 1945 sinking by a Japanese submarine and four days in shark-infested Pacific Ocean waters.

Bray says the 38 remaining survivors are now in their late 80s and early 90s and traveling to reunions is too taxing for many of them.

More than a dozen survivors are meeting Friday afternoon to decide whether to continue the annual reunions.

Bray says whatever their decision, the survivors will keep telling the story of the naval disaster and their survival for as long as possible.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rossi: Pirates plan to carry Hurdle deep into playoffs
  2. State trooper shot and killed during training exercise
  3. Steelers’ Tomlin does not like his coaching style to be characterized
  4. Knife-wielding man attacks 2 in Sheetz lot in Greensburg
  5. Hospitals, doctors in Pa. received $32M in 5 months from drug, medical device companies
  6. NK grocery store robbed
  7. Penguins notebook: Malkin picture muddy
  8. Steelers notebook: Tomlin bringing officials to practice
  9. Despres is relishing his regular role on Penguins’ blue line
  10. Gorman: Lincoln Park charade over
  11. Pittsburgh rises up for a 2nd year of Pirates magic
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.