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Autor Thema: Navy Cross für Lt. Thomas M. Conway (USS INDIANAPOLIS, CA-35)  (Gelesen 197 mal)

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Offline Darius

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Seventy-five years after the end of the war in the Pacific, the Department of the Navy posthumously awarded the Navy Cross to a World War II Chaplain.
 
Lt. Thomas M. Conway, a Catholic priest, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps’ second-highest military decoration for valor for extraordinary heroism from July 30 to August 2, 1945 while serving as Chaplain of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35).[...]

Completely disregarding his own well-being, Conway continually swam in shark-infested waters between the clusters of adrift Sailors, many of whom were severely injured, to provide them encouragement and comfort, pray with and for them, and administer sacraments. After three days of tireless exertion to aid his shipmates, Conway finally succumbed to exhaustion and died. His efforts were credited as a major reason 67 of his shipmates in his group were ultimately rescued.[...]

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Offline Urs Heßling

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Re: Navy Cross für Lt. Thomas M. Conway (USS INDIANAPOLIS, CA-35)
« Antwort #1 am: 13 Januar 2021, 14:10:55 »
"History will tell lies, Sir, as usual" - General "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne zu seiner Niederlage bei Saratoga 1777 im Amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg - nicht in Wirklichkeit, aber in George Bernard Shaw`s Bühnenstück "The Devil`s Disciple"

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Re: Navy Cross für Lt. Thomas M. Conway (USS INDIANAPOLIS, CA-35)
« Antwort #2 am: 13 Januar 2021, 16:32:58 »
Danke für die schönen Links :MG:

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