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Post Scripts: The Sullivans

by Joe Snyder

When Hollywood re-created the sinking of USS Juneau, the cruiser was shown being torpedoed and sunk at night to broaden the drama. Actually, the ship was sunk in broad daylight. Nearly 700 U.S. sailors died in the aftermath of a naval battle off Guadalcanal November 14, 1942. Aboard the vessel were all five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa: George, Francis. Joseph, Madison and Albert.

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