November 13, 1942, USS Juneau sank after being torpedoed during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. 687 sailors including the five Sullivan brothers lost their lives. The brothers became national heroes and were the subject of the 1944 movie “The Fighting Sullivans.” Two ships have been named in their honor. The wreck of the Juneau was found in 2018.
16 November 2021 at 19:50
Thanks for putting this reminder about the five Sullivan brothers on the Station HYPO blog, Mario. I had a Revell model of the USS SULLIVANS in my teenage years. There was an exhibit in honor of the five Sullivan brothers and their parents at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. The National Museum of the Pacific War is a wonderful museum. It’s located, in part, in the old Nimitz Hotel in Fredericksburg. Deb and I have visited there several times in the past ten years. I highly recommend a trip to the National Museum of the Pacific War to anyone and everyone. It is an outstanding museum!
Thanks again. For everything, Mario!