If you are not familiar with the story of the USS Indianapolis, it is truly one of the more tragic accidents of World War II:
After Cleatus Lebow went through training, he was assigned to be a Range Fire Operator aboard the USS Indianapolis. While on the ship they delivered the atomic bomb to Okinawa and Lebow witnessed with his own eyes, the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima. However, Lebow had no idea these would be some of the last missions for the Indianapolis.
“On July 30th, a Japanese submarine hit us with two torpedoes and that ship was sunk in about twelve minutes,” Lebow said.