Veterans remember explosion on Iowa

Veterans remember explosion on Iowa

There are 6 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Apr 19, 2009, titled Veterans remember explosion on Iowa. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

Forty-seven men lost their lives 20 years ago when a gun turret on the USS Iowa exploded.

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Darleen Schelin

Oakland, CA

#1 Apr 19, 2009
We are one of the 47 families who lost loved ones 20 years ago today. Please remember the Iowa 47!
Rastis

Oakland, CA

#2 Apr 19, 2009
Seems to me that the explosian was blamed on a homosexual encounter in the powder magazine , do I remember the Newsweek story incorrectly? I know that the news media showed the gun turrets blowing up many times on tv and blamed it on one sailor who was declared a homosexual by the Navy. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Navy Diver

Petaluma, CA

#3 Apr 20, 2009
A congressional resolution to maintain if ever needed
Was there any maintaining funds attached to this resolution and if so how much for how long ?
Darleen Schelin

Oakland, CA

#4 Apr 20, 2009
Not so! Complete explanation of final report at this site:
http://www.combie.net/webharbor/museum/bb61-2...
Darleen Schelin

Oakland, CA

#5 Apr 20, 2009
Rastis wrote:
Seems to me that the explosian was blamed on a homosexual encounter in the powder magazine , do I remember the Newsweek story incorrectly? I know that the news media showed the gun turrets blowing up many times on tv and blamed it on one sailor who was declared a homosexual by the Navy. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Not so! Complete explanation of final report at this site:
http://www.combie.net/webharbor/museum/bb61-2...
Darleen Schelin

Oakland, CA

#6 Apr 20, 2009
Navy Diver wrote:
A congressional resolution to maintain if ever needed
Was there any maintaining funds attached to this resolution and if so how much for how long ?
Sorry, I posted on your comment incorrectly. I am not sure about the maintaining funds.

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