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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ray and James Stevenson-Sarah Squires Reunion

The Ray and James Stevenson-Sarah Squires family reunion will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at noon, at Harmony Park.

All family and friends are invited to attend.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and table service.

USS Indianapolis Survivors Reunion

Survivors of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II will gather at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis for their 67th anniversary reunion Aug. 3-5.

The men will commemorate the anniversary of the sinking of their ship and honor their lost shipmates who perished in 1945, as well as those who have died since the disaster.

At 12:14 a.m., July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea and sank in 12 minutes. The Indy had just completed the mission of delivering component parts of the first atomic bomb to the US Air Base in Tinian.

Of the 1,196 crewmen on board, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining men, about 900, were left floating in shark-infested waters with no lifeboats, food or water.

The ship was never missed, and by the time the survivors were spotted by accident, nearly five days later by the Navy, only 317 men were still alive.

Of those, less than 50 are alive today.

The sinking of the ship was the Navy's worst open sea disaster.

Survivors, along with their families and friends, will attend the reunion in Indianapolis.

Educational displays and programs are scheduled daily and most are open to the public.

Survivors will also be available to meet and greet the general public, and on Saturday, Aug. 4, children can meet a survivor at the Westin Hotel in the lobby, at 1:30 p.m.

The reunion will conclude Sunday, Aug. 5, with a memorial service at 9 a.m.

The public is invited to attend the memorial service, which will take place at the USS Indianapolis Monument, located at the end of the Canal Walk, near the intersection of Senate Avenue and Walnut Street in Indianapolis.

McCullough, Stultz, Hanson, Gilley Reunion

The McCullough, Stultz, Hanson and Gilley family reunion will take place Aug. 3-5, at Spring Mill State Park.

Approximately 98 people attended last year.

Those planning on attending this year are asked to bring food dish.

For more information, call 1-812-264-3300.

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