Gerald Poor

 

 

Age: 84

 

Summary: Navy sailor and one of the survivors of the USS Indianapolis sinking during World War II, in which about 900 of the 1,196 crewman survived the initial impact that was sunk by Japanese submarines on July 30, 1945 where recounted his experience in the water fighting exposure, dehydration and shark attacks in one of the greatest sea disasters in its history.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: April 2, 1927

 

Died: October 10, 2011

 

Location: Rolla, Missouri