Peace at last for the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families.
In a world where it can be easy to succumb to cynicism through pessimistic images and events, there was some great news this week that after 72 years the Indianapolis was found at rest in the Philippine Sea. A civilian crew headed by Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft) found her, and I can only imagine at the emotions of the twenty two surviving crew members, or the relief of the families of the men who died serving her.
I know a lot of the reason we model is to pay tribute, and it’s a great day that sees brave men find a recognised, respected, and hallowed final resting place.
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