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U.S.S. Juneau sunk seventy years ago

Tuesday marks the seventieth anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.S. Juneau, a light cruiser that participated in the naval battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. Six-hundred and 87 sailors perished during the sinking on Nov. 13, 1942. Included in the slideshow below are pictures from Saturday’s event at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum that included…

U.S.S. Juneau artifacts

Letters from U.S.S Juneau sailor put on display, read

History came alive on Saturday when Juneau residents heard the words of a sailor who eventually perished when his vessel, the U.S.S. Juneau, was sunk during World War II. Seaman William George Meeker, a sailor aboard the light cruiser that sank following the naval battle of Guadalcanal, sent seventeen letters to Winifred Blohm, his next…