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Deepest Shipwreck Ever Discovered Highlights Our Greatest Generation

“Undeterred,” the National WWII Museum recounts, “Captain Evans ordered his small ship back into the fray and for a period of over 60 minutes, engaged at least eight enemy ships before his destroyer was fatally struck by enemy gunfire.”

Dead in the water, the Imperial Navy surrounded her, pummeling the ship faster than her crew could repair her and forcing the grievously wounded captain to give the dreaded order to abandon ship. As the crew headed into the sea and the Johnston went down, survivors remember the captain of the passing Japanese destroyer saluting the brave Americans.

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