A Case for America's Goodness

On Memorial Day, I caught an interview with WWII veteran Edgar Harrell who survived the torpedoing of the USS Indianapolis. The ship sank in 12 minutes, and 300 boys died on the ship. Nine hundred went into the water. Sharks devoured hundreds. Mr. Harrell entered the water with a group of 82. By the fourth day only two were alive. Mr. Harrell endured decomposed and disemboweled bodies bumping against him. He thanked God for rotten potatoes to eat and a few drops of rain water to drink. He wept recalling hearing a boy pray, “God, I don't wanna die! I've got a son back home!” Mr. Harrell spent four and a half days in the water; his skin covered in oil. A technical problem forced a military plane to lower its altitude. Miraculously, a crew member spotted boys in the water. He radioed, “Ducks on the pond!” Another plane arrived witnessing the horror of boys attacked by sharks. Because the plane was not designed for a such a risky...(Read Full Article)

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