Veterans remember explosion on Iowa

Full story: Vallejo Times-Herald

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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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