The men who found the wreckage of the USS Juneau on the bottom of the sea brought her to life in the hometown of her most famous sailors.

The crew of the Research Vessel Petrel talked about their discovery at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum on Wednesday, 77 years to the day after the U.S. Navy ship was sunk by a Japanese torpedo near Guadalcanal.

The presentation, which included nine minutes of crystal clear video footage of the wreckage, was part of a well-attended event at the museum named after Waterloo brothers George, Francis, Joseph, Madison and Albert Sullivan, who were among the 687 crew who died when the Juneau sank Nov. 13, 1942.

Paul Mayer was a member of the RV Petrelís team that found the Juneauís wreck at the bottom of Ironbottom Sound in the Solomon Islands on March 17, 2018


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