Captain McVay Vindicated!
Thursday night, October 12th, the Senate adopted the Conference Report to H. R. 4205, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2001. This means the Senate has agreed with the House on language for this Act, and the language includes the section expressing the sense of Congress that, among other things, "Captain McVay's military record should now reflect that he is exonerated for the loss of the USS Indianapolis" and the lives of her crew. The Act will now be sent to the White House for the President's signature.
Thanks to all of you who have helped in this effort by writing your representatives. There are several I would like to mention who contributed greatly to this effort.
First and foremost, Hunter Scott a young man who brought national attention to Capt. McVay's case.
Senator Bob Smith who worked tirelessly for this result.
Representatives Joe Scarborough and Neil Abercrombie were also very helpful in getting legislature introduced.
Mike Monroney, USS Indianapolis and Capt. McVay's very own lobbyist in DC.
Also many thanks to Mr. Paul Murphy, the Chairman of the USS Indianapolis Survivors Group, and Dr. Giles McCoy, the former Chairman, who have worked for years to see their Captain cleared along with all of the other survivors.
And finally, Mr. Keith C. Smith. Mr. Smith has been a tireless force behind setting the record straight about the loss of USS Indianapolis and also in the building of the monument in Indianapolis, IN.
Thanks to all of you, a job well done.
STATEMENT OF PAUL J. MURPHY TO SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE IN SUPPORT OF RESOLUTION 26
OF SURVIVORS OF USS INDIANAPOLIS AND INTERESTED PARTIES SUBMITTED
FOR THE RECORD TO THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE IN SUPPORT OF SENATE
JOINT RESOLUTION 26
PERSPECTIVE DETAILING CAPTAIN CHARLES BUTLER McVAY III's INNOCENCE IN THE
LOSS OF USS INDIANAPOLIS
EVIDENCE OF THE RECEIPT OF DISTRESS SIGNAL FROM USS INDIANAPOLIS