Surviving a Nightmare

According to the Smithsonian, The USS Indianapolis was a massive, 623-foot Portland-class heavy cruiser for the U.S. Navy during World War II. It sank in 12 minutes. Adrift somewhere between Guam and the Philippines in shark-infested waters over the ocean’s unforgivably deep Mariana Trench, Richard “Dick” Thelen tread water. Barely clinging to consciousness, a thought…