Kenley Lanter

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: retired Navy sailor who was among one of 317 men who survived from dehydration and exposure for five days in shark-infested waters in one of the worst maritime disaster in U.S. Naval history when the USS Indianapolis was struck by two Japanese torpedoes and sank in just 12 minutes at the end of World War II on July 30, 1945.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: April 14, 1924

 

Died: January 24, 2013

 

Location: Thomasville, Georgia