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USS Franklin, The Ship That Wouldn't Die

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As we move further and further away from World War 2 —there are fewer and fewer people who remember some of the tremendous sacrifices that were made at the time in the name of freedom.

WW2 soldiers at Grave
WW2 soldiers at Grave

A few weeks back, I wrote a post that included the mention of a relative who was lost in the waning days of that war when he and over 700 others died following an attack on the aircraft carrier USS Franklin.

The piece struck a chord with Richard Don Simms—and he called me from Texas to talk about the Franklin.