MCPL Wausau to screen documentary about sinking of naval warship
Join the Marathon County Public Library for a free screening of a riveting documentary about the worst sea disaster in U.S. Navy history on November 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.
After fulfilling a top-secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components to the South Pacific, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese torpedoes, triggering a five-day battle for survival among the crew.
MCPL will show director Sara Vladic’s 2016 documentary, which tells the story from the men who survived the ordeal.
Later in the week, on November 7 and 8, one of 14 remaining survivors, Richard Thelen, will share the story during two live events in Edgar and Wausau as part of the ongoing A Walk In Their Shoes history series.
This event is free and open to the public with no registration required. For more information, call 715-261-7230 or visit https://mcpl.us/events/7265.