Sara Vladic
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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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