Xulon Press author Ed Harrell featured on the Mike Huckabee show

Xulon Press author Ed Harrell, survivor of the worst Naval disaster in US History, speaks with Mike Huckabee on the 68 year anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.  The interview with Ed Harrell and the details about his book are available below.


Out of the Depths
A Survivor’s Story of the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

Xulon Press author Ed Harrell, Out of the DepthsAs Told by Edgar Harrell, USMC
Written by David Harrell

Foreward by LtCol Oliver L. North, USMC, (Ret.)

On July 16, 1945, the USS Indianapolis departed from San Francisco for the American B-29 base on Tinian island with a top-secret cargo that would ultimately put an end to World War II—components for the first operational atomic bombs. After a record run, covering 5,300 miles in only ten days, the Indianapolis successfully delivered her cargo on July 26, 1945, and was ordered to set a course from Guam to the Leyte Gulf in the Philippines to prepare for the invasion of Japan. Traveling unescorted, at fourteen minutes past midnight on July 30, 1945, she was hit by two Japanese torpedoes midway between Guam and Leyte, sending her to a watery grave in twelve minutes. Of the 1,196 men aboard, about 900 sailors and Marines entered the water. Due to a series of Navy debacles, no one knew of their plight. Five horrifying days later, 317 men who had survived the terror of shark attacks, hypothermia, severe dehydration and salt-water hallucinations, were accidentally spotted and rescued.

Where can I go from Thy Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Thy presence?
If I ascend to heaven, Thou art there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, Thou art there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
Even there Thy hand will lead me,
And Thy right hand will lay hold of me.

Psalm 139:7-10

Find the book Out of the Depths – A Survivor’s Story of the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis in the Xulon Press Bookstore.

To learn more about the events surrounding the USS Indianapolis, please visit Edgar Harrell’s website at www.indysurvivor.com or www.ussindianapolis.org, a site dedicated to telling the incredible story of the USS Indianapolis, its contribution to American history, and the ordeal of the 317 men who survived.

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