Franklin County WWII veteran survived...

Franklin County WWII veteran survived Rohna sinking

There are 6 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jun 13, 2010, titled Franklin County WWII veteran survived Rohna sinking. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

By JIM TUTTLE Staff writer -------------------- Click photo to enlarge Served his country: John Orsa was working at a company that manufactured bullets when he was drafted into the army in April 1943.

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Chambersburg, PA

#1 Jun 14, 2010
A quiet hero. One of many stories that went untold because to these men, it was just something that needed to be done!
Thank you Mr. Orsa.

Greencastle, PA

#2 Jun 14, 2010
Due to the great loss of life, 2000+, when HMT Rohna sank, FDR and Winston Churchill kept the sinking classified and the news was kept from the world. Family members of the MIA never learned what really happened for many years after the event and WWII ended.
wasted rock ranger

Chambersburg, PA

#3 Jun 14, 2010
big thumbs up to mr. orsa! hopefully young soliders will read this and it will give them hope to stay strong and do the right thing if they are every in a situation as he was. thanks to all the soliders past, present, and future. eventhough alot of people dont agree with the war, i hope they atleast realize the scarifices all you soliders give. god bless and be safe out there.

Camp Hill, PA

#4 Jun 14, 2010
Thank you for sharing your story John. It sounds like a movie but it was a real life experience for you. I can only imagine how horrible it was to have part of that.
debbie barber

United States

#5 Dec 12, 2011
Im just learning more about my grandfathers brother john Eatmon who died on the Rohna HE WAS ONLY 21 HE WAS A GUATAIR PLAYER.WISH I KNEW MORE..iS THERE SOME PLACE I CAN POST HIS PICTURE FEEL LIKE I SHOULD HONER HIM ?

Hanover, PA

#6 Jan 3, 2012
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