George, Frank, Joe, Matt and Al …

by Tonawanda

… aboard the USS Juneau, November 13, 1942, when a Japanese torpedo struck near the ammunition hold.

Wiki:

“The brothers’ parents were notified of their deaths on January 12, 1943. That morning, the boys’ father, Thomas, was preparing to go to work when three men in uniform – a lieutenant commander, a doctor and a chief petty officer – approached his front door.

‘I have some news for you about your boys,’ the naval officer said.

‘Which one?’ asked Thomas.

‘I’m sorry,’ the officer replied. ‘All five.‘”

The Sullivans.

 

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