Edgar Harrell, last surviving Marine of USS Indianapolis sinking, dead at 96

Edgar Harrell, last surviving Marine of USS Indianapolis sinking, dead at 96

5/9/2021 8:03:00 PM

Edgar Harrell, last surviving Marine of USS Indianapolis sinking, dead at 96

Edgar Harrell, the last surviving Marine who endured the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945, died on Saturday at the age of 96.

The Facebook group said in a post that it was"shocked and saddened" by the news."Ed was beloved among the group, and traveled the world sharing the story of his ship and shipmates," the groupwrote. "He joined the crew as a sea-going marine in 1944, meaning he was one of the best of the best. During his time aboard ship, he helped guard components of the atomic bomb. After the torpedoing, he was a hero amongst his shipmates."

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