An old U-S Navy cap has been found that bears the name of one of the fiveWaterloo brothers who were killed when their ship was torpedoed during WorldWar Two. The white sailor’s cap bearing the name “G Sullivan” is expected tobecome a focal point in a new exhibit at a Waterloo memorial to thebrothers.Lorraine Ihnen (EE’-nun) is collection manager for the Grout Museum ofHistory and Science. She says the cap will be a fantastic addition to theexhibit about the fallen brothers — as it’s now rather sparse.Ihnen says many people still come to the museum and another display inWaterloo to learn about the young men and their ship, the U-S-S Juneau, whichwas sunk by a Japanese submarine’s torpedo in 1942. She says the story ofthe Sullivan brothers’ deaths is one that tugs at your insides.The cap was found in the home of an Ames woman who says it belonged to herfather — a boyhood friend of George Sullivan. The men had exchanged hats inSan Diego, California, before shipping out, vowing to trade them back afterthe war.
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