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A film segment about the 5 Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa who served aboard the USS Juneau during WWII.  (George Thomas Sullivan, 27 -- Francis "Frank" Henry Sullivan, 26 -- Joseph "Joe" Eugene Sullivan, 24 -- Madison "Matt" Abel Sullivan, 23 -- Albert "Al" Leo Sullivan, 20).  All 5 Sullivan brothers were assigned to the USS Juneau (CL-52).  On November 13, 1942, after being heavily damaged in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, the Atlanta Class light cruiser USS Juneau was struck by a single torpdeo from the Japanese Submarine (I-26).  Of the 820 man crew aboard the USS Juneau, only 10 survived by the time they were rescued.  The US Cruiser Helena radioed a nearby US B-17 bomber on patrol to notify Allied headquarters to send aircraft or ships to search for survivors.

Approximately 100 of Juneau's crew had survived and were left in the water. The B-17 bomber crew, unwilling to disobey orders not to break radio silence, did not pass the message about searching for survivors to their headquarters until they had landed several hours later. The crew's report of the location of possible survivors was mixed-in with other pending paperwork actions and went unnoticed for several days. It was not until days later that headquarters staff realized that a search had never been mounted and belatedly ordered aircraft to begin searching the area. In the meantime, Juneau's survivors, many of whom were seriously wounded, were exposed to the elements, hunger, thirst, and repeated shark attacks.

Eight days after the sinking, ten survivors were found by search aircraft and retrieved from the water. The survivors reported that Frank, Joe, and Matt died instantly, Al drowned the next day, and George survived for four or five days.

Security required that the Navy not reveal the loss of the USS Juneau or the other ships so as not to provide information to the enemy.  Letters from the Sullivan sons stopped arriving at the home and the parents grew worried.

The brothers' parents were notified of their deaths on January 12, 1943 (2 months after their deaths).  That morning, the boys' father, Thomas, was preparing to go to work when three men in uniform, a lieutenant commander, a doctor, and a chief petty officer, approached his front door.  "I have some news for you about your boys," the naval officer said.  "Which one?" asked Thomas.  "I'm sorry," the officer replied. "All five."

The United States Navy passed "The Sullivan Rule" named of course after the Five Brothers. This rule says that "Members of the same bloodline may NOT serve on the same vessel" to prevent what the parents of the Sullivan Boys went through when they found out that all five of their sons had been killed in one battle. The law was passed in 1943 shortly after their deaths.

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