05 August 2008
I was honored to meet and correspond with some of the survivors from the USS Houston back in 2002. I wrote my college thesis on the heroes of this ship wreck. The ones I met were humble men and surprisingly did not hold a grudge against their captors. Back in 2002, the survivors received back pay from the advancements they were eligible for during their captivity. These pay raises were in WWII dollars without interest being paid. I have a cousin (once removed) and her half-brother was killed in the Battle of Makassar Strait the previous month. Anyway, before you watch this video, scan over to the music player and turn the music off so that you can hear this video without interference.
For more information
- visit the USS Houston Organization at http://www.usshouston.org/
- Or a blog http://usshouston.blogspot.com/
- University of Houston special collection http://info.lib.uh.edu/sca/digital/cruiser/cruiserh.htm
- Dive team http://www.usshoustondive.com/Dive%20Team.htm