For 41/2 days the survivors floated in 15 foot swells. Some stayed in groups, some were separated. It was both a horrific tale of death and of survival. The waters were infested with sharks and many men were eaten alive. If the sharks didn't get them, sunburn, starvation and lack of water did.
The USS Indianapolis: A horrific tale of man eating sharks and survival on the high seas.
Between respites, to breathe in much needed pure Oxygen, from a tank besides his chair, Jim recounted his tale of survival in a Sherman Tank...He stated that they came upon a small village at the base of a steep mountain range. They were surprised that their was no resistance in the village. After carefully moving through the town, they made their way along a narrow curving road, at the base of a steep mountain range...
"If Jim can survive a Sherman tank battle in WWII & years of skin grafts, I can survive a skinned up knee!"