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75th Anniversary of the Five Sullivan Brothers

November 10, 2017
Dysart Reporter

November 13, 2017 will mark 75 years since the U.S.S. Juneau was struck by the Japanese and sank, claiming the lives of Waterloo's five Sullivan brothers and well over 650 other sailors in the South Pacific during World War II.

The Grout Museum District's Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, 503 South Street, Waterloo will be hosting a commemorative event remembering the Sullivans and honoring their service and sacrifice on Saturday, November 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Speakers include a representative from the United States Navy as well as Kelly Sullivan, granddaughter of Albert Sullivan.

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Joe, Frank, Al, Matt and George Sullivan from Waterloo, Iowa (pictured above) enlisted in the U.S. Navy after the Pearl Harbor attack on condition that they serve on the same ship. They were attached to the U.S.S. Juneau, a light cruiser, that was commissioned on February 14, 1942. (Photo courtesy of the Grout Museum)

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Museum admission will only be charged to those wishing to tour the museum's exhibits. For more information, call (319) 234-6357.

 
 

 

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