Posted on May 19th, 2016 in Featured, General News
Perry Township Schools Presents “Remembering The USS Indianapolis” May 19, 2016
Perry Township Schools, is proud to present USS Indianapolis Survivor, Dick Thelen who will present his experiences on May 19, 2016. He spoke to Perry Township students earlier today and we are announcing a public presentation tonight. Doors open at 6:30 pm, in the Perry Meridian High School Auditorium, located on the south side of Indianapolis just west on Stop 11 from SR 135.
Mr. Thelen is one of only about 25 survivors still living of the original 317 who were rescued. This will be a special evening for young and old alike and we want to make it a special evening for Dick Thelen and his family. The Navy will be there to provide an official “piping aboard” as he arrives for the evening presentation. We would like to invite everyone to join us for this wonderful event. Below is a brief history of what took place on that dreadful dark night in the Pacific over 70-years ago.
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