What was the tragic yet heroic story of the fighting Sullivans of World War Two?

Answer: The five Sullivan Brothers enlisted in the US Navy soon after the war commenced and all served on the same ship, the light cruiser the USS Juneau. The ship was sunk on November 13, 1942 and all five lost their lives. The US navy had a policy that siblings could not serve on the same vessel, but this at the time was not rigidly enforced. The tragic death of the five sons became a rallying point for Americans in the war effort. The US navy named two destroyers The Sullivans.

Source: General Historical Texts

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Back Home