USS Indianapolis survivor honored at WWII museum

Posted at 4:12 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 14:15:02-04

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WTVF) — Veteran and Clarksville native, Edgar Harrell, experienced a special moment at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

Harrell, a WWII veteran, is the last living survivor of the USS Indianapolis, which sank in 1945.

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He was given a special welcome by staff and volunteers when visiting the museum for the first time Thursday.

They held up signs and applauded as he walked inside. He greeted each one with a handshake and a "thank you."