Military Holds Ceremony for New USS Indianapolis

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A special ceremony was held on Monday for a combat ship named after a vessel which played a pivotal role during World War II.

US Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) attended a ceremonial keel-laying in Wisconsin for the nation’s fourth military vessel named the USS Indianapolis.

Our sister stationWFRV in Green Bay covered Monday’s event.

The USS Indianapolis delivered key components for the Hiroshima atomic bomb in 1945.

It was sunk by a Japanese submarine during its return. Only about 300 of the 1,200 crewmen survived.

One of those survivors, Dick Thelen, was in Wisconsin for the ceremony.

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