World War II

MAIL LOST AND FOUND

HAVING READ ABOUT the tragedy of the USS Indianapolis (“Out of the Deep,” October 2018), as well as other books on the topic, it’s both a shame and gratifying that it took so long to finally exonerate Captain Charles B. McVay for the loss of his ship given the negligence and various behind-the-scenes machinations by the navy. I seem to recall reading that he was the only commanding officer court-martialed for such an occurrence in the war. One can only hope that he now rests in peace.

Stuart McClung

Hagerstown, Md.

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