Victor Buckett


Age: 93

World War II veteran and one of the last remaining survivors of the USS Indianapolis disaster who was in nine battles during his time on the ship when it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945 and sank in minutes while only 317 out of 1,196 men on board survived in the shark-infested sea for four days, but who often spoke at schools, civic meetings and even to Navy divers about his ordeal over the years.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: April 10, 1922

Died: November 30, 2015

Naples, Florida