12 Aug '18, 4am

This story warms my heart!!

This story warms my heart!!

Tennessee Marine earns his sergeant stripes 73 years after the sinking of USS Indianapolis Yihyun Jeong Nashville Tennessean Published 9:50 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 Cpl. Edgar Harrell receives his pins during his honorary promotion to the rank of sergeant in front of loved ones at his family's church, Calvary Bible Church, on Thursday, August 9, 2018, in Joelton, Tenn. Harrell enlisted in 1943 to the U.S. Marine Corps and is the only living Marine survivor from the USS Indianapolis sinking in 1945. (Courtney Pedroza/The Leaf-Chron, (Courtney Pedroza/The Leaf-Chron Cpl. Edgar Harrell floated in the shark-infested Pacific Ocean for four-and-a-half days. He swam aimlessly in the salt water — mixed heavily with black oil and blood — with a group of 80 other men who had jumped off the fiery USS Indianapolis after it has been torpedoed by the Japanese during the closing months of W...

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