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World War II / USS Indianapolis #196746

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 28, 2001
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Cochran) The story of the sinking of the cruiser USS Indianapolis in the last days of World War II revisited; wartime footage shown. [Survivors Loel COX, Giles McCOY - describe what happened when the ship was torpedoed.] The Navy's court-martialing of the ship's captain, Charles McVay, recalled. The Navy's citation for the ship's crew after student Hunter Scott campaigned for Congress to exonerate McVeigh noted. [Survivor Harlan TWIBLE - asks why we were left in the water.] [McVay's son Charles McVAY - blames the Navy.]

Cochran, John;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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