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Swimming with the sharks: USS Indy survivor recounts disastrous 1945 sinking

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Just past midnight July 30, 1945, two torpedoes from an enemy submarine struck the USS Indianapolis, a World War II-era Navy cruiser with almost 1,200 people aboard. It took 12 minutes for it to sink, becoming the largest casualty at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. From hypothermia, dehydration and shark attacks, more than 880 sailors would die over four nights. Full story: http://www.stripes.com/1.29...

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For the men and women taking part in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, each day brings the possibility for tragedy or victory, death or heroism. They are not mutually exclusive, and often a single instant produces them all. These themes run through the pages of the ninth edition of Stars and Stripes' annual Heroes special section. These tales of valor, courage and compassion tell the story of a nation at war.

Heroes 2013: http://goo.gl/CNyzE
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