World War Two Veterans

67 years after USS Indianapolis sank, survivors still reunite

Jul 31, 2012
U.S. Navy

The USS Indianapolis was top of the line technology when World War II started, and as such, the official ship used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

When it was transferred for use in the war, it’s most notable voyage was the one transporting the atomic bomb to be assembled by the U.S. military, before being dropped on Japan.  But shortly after the delivery was made, the USS Indianapolis was struck by the Japanese Navy.

Honor Flight set for take-off April 16

Apr 9, 2012

A local organization is sending World War Two veterans from greater Lafayette to the nation’s capital.

Lafayette’s Gold Star Mothers charity is preparing for its first Honor Flight, which will take 81 veterans to see the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. The one-day trip takes off from the Purdue Airport on April 16.

Secretary Treasurer Pam Mow says the veterans who participate are each given a partner.