The Indianapolis Rescue and Recovery Association has formed, joining members of three ships with the crew they rescued in August 1945. The USS Bassett, USS Doyle and USS Ringness responded to the a call for help from the sinking USS Indianapolis nearly 60 years ago. Now they’ve answered the call to become a collective unit once again.
The group’s specific goals are to perpetuate patriotism and community awareness about the 1945 events and communicate with these ships’ current crews. They also endorse programs to increase and promote reunions of these individuals sharing a common bond.
We wish them luck in their endeavors, and many happy reunions in the process. We also encourage others to follow their footsteps and share their stories with us.