Donald H. Shown

 

 

Age: 91

 

Summary: retired Navy sailor and survivor of the 1945 sinking of USS Indianapolis who became one of the 44 remaining survivors out of 317 rescued from dehydration and exposure while clinging onto a life raft in shark-infested waters when the cruiser was torpedoed and sunk at the end of World War II in one of the worst single-incident sea disaster in U.S. naval history.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: November 23, 1920

 

Died: June 19, 2012

 

Location: Napa, California