Lynn Vincent

Lynn is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine and the best-selling author of 10 non-fiction books.

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Surviving the Indianapolis tragedy

Books | Book excerpt: Disaster, death, and prayers for deliverance in the Second World War’s Pacific theater
by Lynn Vincent & Sara Vladic
Posted 7/05/18, 09:23 am

Two Japanese torpedoes sank the USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945. Some 300 sailors died right away. Nearly 900 made it into the water alive, but only 316 survived until rescued four to five days later. U.S. Navy vet and former WORLD Features Editor Lynn Vincent is now a best-selling author, and July 10 is publication day for her new book, Indianapolis, co-authored with award-winning filmmaker Sara Vladic. Here’s an excerpt from the book that shows how faith in God helped some to survive—although other believers perished.

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God and the ‘Indianapolis’

History | Faith kept alive many of the sailors of a disaster-stricken ship in the closing days of World War II
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 10/19/17, 09:13 pm

Nov. 11, the date on the cover of this issue, is a day to remember veterans. Almost 900 died in the 1945 wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the worst naval sea disaster in American history, but 317 survived. Here are stories based on new interviews with some of them.

Peering into the churning, oil-slicked sea far below him, Marine Cpl. Edgar Harrell clung to the port rail of the sinking ship and faced his own death. It was 12 minutes after midnight on July 30, 1945, and the Navy cruiser, USS Indianapolis, was dead center in the Philippine Sea.

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Warfare vs. ‘lawfare’

Criminal Justice | In today’s wars, American troops face not one enemy, but three: jihadists, infiltrators, and lawyers
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 5/11/17, 02:41 pm

When Renee Myers picks up her Bible, she can still see crescent-shaped scars in the leather. They are fingernail marks, dug into the chocolate-brown binding in 2011. That was the year Myers sat in a military courtroom, gripping the Scriptures tight as she watched her son court-martialed and sent to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth for life.

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