VINTAGE WW 2 IOWA HONOR ROLE SULLIVAN BROTHERS FRAMED PAPER & THE SULLIVAN FAMILY OF WATERLOO. This appears to be a newspaper article framed of the Iowa Honor Roll with the Sullivan Brothers at the bottom. The frame is wood and glass 16x14.5x1/2 inches. Looking at the back of the frame it is obviously old and not something that has been framed in current times. The frame does show normal wear with some scratches, however, it shows well.
With this comes a small pamphlet about the Sullivan family of Waterloo, Iowa published in 1988. I have taken pictures of all the pages. This is from my personal collection.
When World 2 broke out all five of the brothers join the Navy at the same time. This was against policy to allow all brothers to join together at the same time, however, they got approval to join together. Two of the brothers were allowed to stay together and they ultimately were assigned to the U.S.S. Juneau. Unfortunately all five brothers died during the war. Their only sister also joined the Navy after her brothers died.
As most historian’s know two of the Sullivan brothers were on the ship U.S.S. Juneau, which was attached by a Japanese submarine and exploded. Very little of the ship survived the explosion, with only small pieces that some of the sailors attached to. 700 men were on that ship and only 100 of the men survived the explosion, however, only 10 men were rescued. The shipwreck attracted the sharks. This is one of the sadest of all stories during World War II.
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