Michael Kuryla, Jr.
sailor who was among one of 317 sailors who survived the sinking of the
ill-fated Navy cruiser Indianapolis during World War II and later
bonded with other activists to exonerate their ship's captain Charles
B. McVay III, whom they believed was unfairly court-martialed and
blamed for putting the ship in harm's way.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: September 10, 1925
Died: October 3, 2009
Location: Bartlett, Illinois