Today, the House of Representatives will stream last Friday’s USS Indianapolis Gold Medal Ceremony, where House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi presented Congressional Gold Medals to the survivors of the crew of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35).
The stream will begin at 11 a.m. today, the 75th anniversary of the July 30, 1945 sinking of the cruiser after torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine struck the ship as it transited the Philippine Sea.
There are eight living members from the crew of 1,195. While about 900 survived the initial sinking of the vessel, only 316 survived the entire ordeal as the rest succumbed to exhaustion, exposure, and shark attacks.
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