Navy veteran who was one of only 317 sailors who survived the sinking
of the USS Indianapolis after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine
in the closing days of World War II and spent four and a half days
adrift on the sea before rescue, who was awarded the Purple Heart for
wounds inflicted during the sinking and ordeal in the sea.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Died: August 15, 2017
Location: Akron, Ohio