USS Indianapolis Survivors' Visit  
 
Mike Kuryla, a Chicago native who joined the Navy at age 17, was on the USS Indianapolis for eight of the battles for which it was awarded a Battle Star. Kuryla visited Wabash and here describes how the ship, after being hit with two Japanese torpedoes, sank quickly with the boat coming down on top of him. He blacked out under water, but later surfaced and survived five nights and four days in the Philippine Sea before being rescued. Kuryla helped establish the USS Indianapolis Memorial and Museum in downtown Indy.  
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