Chapter hosts luncheon for survivor of USS Indianapolis
A recent event sponsored by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Redstone-Huntsville chapter featured a 94-year-old survivor of the USS Indianapolis, the decorated Navy cruiser that was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II.
Marine Sgt. Edgar Harrell was the featured speaker at the USS Indianapolis Survivor Luncheon, which was co-sponsored by the chapter and Aria Wealth Management.
More than 250 people attended to listen to Harrell’s eyewitness account of the horrific sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Attendees included local veterans from World War II, the Ko- rean War and the Vietnam War. Residents of the Floyd E. “Tut” Fann State Veterans Home, ROTC and Hazel Green High School JROTC cadets, military personnel and elected officials were also present at the Sept.19 event at the Jackson Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Harrell, who lives in Nashville, travels extensively throughout the United States telling of his experience. Red- stone-Huntsville was grateful to be one of his stops along the way to hear his story of courage and survival.