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Interesting History Film Clip Video | WWII Five ‘Fighting’ Sullivan Brothers

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Interesting History Film Clip Video | WWII Five ‘Fighting’ Sullivan Brothers

The five ‘fighting’ Sullivan brothers from Iowa who joined the Navy with the agreement being that they serve together. They were all assigned to the USS Juneau, which, unfortunately, turned out to be where they died together.

Stories like this and, indeed, stories from World War II hold a special place in my heart. This story especially.

While my grandfather was not one of five, he was one of two – twins. He and his twin brother refused to be separated during the battle and they got a large spot in the newspaper because of it.

I remember reading that yellowing piece of paper when I was young and thinking about all the families that were touched – for good and bad – because of that war.

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  1. Allison Becker

    November 14, 2009 at 8:36 am

    I was watching the movie this morning on the “Fighting Sullivan Brothers” and I wanted to look up to see the real brothers. This is an amazing story and very heartbreaking.
    To this day, I feel for the mother. father and sister of these brothers.

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