2020 Commemorative Keepsake Book:
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the sinking of USS Indianapolis (CA-35) and the tragic loss of 879 Sailors and Marines, this book is dedicated to the men and families of USS Indianapolis (CA-35) who continue to inspire and remind us to "Never Give Up!".
Written by the USS Indianapolis CA-35 Legacy Organization, it is a comprehensive overview of the story of the heavy cruiser Indianapolis. Included is a 60-page photo gallery focused on the young men who served on the final sailing crew. More than hundreds of rare photos, images of the crew and rarely seen documents are included in this special keepsake book.
USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Commemorating Seventy-Five Years, 1945-2020 is available for print on demand purchase. The price is $40 per book. All proceeds benefit the Legacy Organization’s mission to preserve and perpetuate the story of USS Indianapolis (CA-35). Please click this link to purchase.
"ONLY 316 SURVIVED" is Available Now on Kindle!
Grab an e-Book copy for you and another for your loved ones, by clicking here!
As agreed and voted upon by the USS Indianapolis survivors, 100% of all proceeds will go to a special account set up for keeping the book in digital and hardcover publication.
We are accepting submissions for future updates.
If you have biographical information or photographs of one of our 316 survivors, please submit that information here OR please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make sure your loved one is included in future editions.
2021 Challenge Coin:
In early 2021 an email was sent out by Jason Witty, grandson of Survivor Eugene Morgan, for input on this year’s coin design. Two beautiful designs were submitted, and the decision was made by Jason, along with Jim Belcher, Jr., son of Survivor James Belcher, that both designs would be chosen as the winners by combining the 2 ideas into one coin.
What you see is the collaboration and input from the 2 fantastic submissions. :
Read what each of the design winners shared about their submissions, and then order your own 2021 Challenge Coin by emailing Jason Witty at email@example.com. Coins are $20 each, which includes shipping.
Bronze Replica of the Congressional Gold Medal Acknowledging the Final Sailing Crew of USS Indianapolis CA-35:
The Congressional Gold Medal is one of the highest expressions of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions in the United States. Awarded by Acts of Congress, it honors those, individually or as a group “who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is recognized as a major achievement long after the achievement”. The Congressional Gold Medal will be awarded to the final sailing crew of Indianapolis on the 75th Anniversary of its sinking, July 30, 2020. The Medal will be permanently displayed at the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Museum located in the Indiana War Memorials Building, Indianapolis, IN.
Persons interested in purchasing a bronze replica of the medal may order them directly from the United States Mint. The link to purchase is here.
The dark blue ¾ circle represents the percentage of crew lost at sea and the ¼ grey at the bottom symbolizes the percentage of survivors. Heritage, honor and legacy are the foundation.