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LCC to Host Screening of USS Indianapolis

March 17, 2017

WHO:

USS Indianapolis survivors, World War II Veterans, family members and film producers. The event is free and open to the public.

WHAT:

LCC will host a screening of a documentary about the USS Indianapolis, a heavy cruiser torpedoed during World War II, leading to the loss of nearly 900 lives.

In July 1945, the USS Indianapolis secretly delivered components of the atomic bomb to Tinian Island. A few days after the delivery, the ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The 880 sailors who survived the sinking battled searing sun, thirst, hundreds of sharks – and ultimately each other. After their rescue, the 317 survivors banded together in a 54-year fight to clear the name of their captain.

Set to an original score, "USS Indianapolis: The Legacy" is a story told through 104 gripping interviews with survivors, rescuers and family members of both those who survived and those who were lost at sea. You can view a trailer on YouTube.

The screening begins with a 6 p.m. welcome at Dart Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

WHEN:

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Film begins at 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Lansing Community College
Dart Auditorium
500 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education, and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit, and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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