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Special Presentation at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum

January 14 @ 6:00 pm

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Monday, January 14 at 6:oopm, you’re invited to the USS Silversides Submarine Museum to meet and hear WWII veteran, Richard Thelen!

The loss of the USS Indianapolis was a tragic moment following the completion of a secret mission that directly contributed to the end of World War II.  After a successful high-speed run to deliver atomic bomb components to Tinian, the decorated Portland-class cruiser continued to Guam.  Indianapolis was en route from Guam to Leyte when she was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-58 within the first hour of July 30, 1945.  Only 317 of the 1,196 men onboard survived.  Richard Thelen is one of those survivors.

The cost to attend the presentation is $5 per person or free with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership.  For more information call 231-755-1230.


January 14
6:00 pm
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USS Silversides Museum
1346 Bluff St.
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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