By Ann Wickett
Approximately 100 people attended the Monday Night at the Museum presentation at the Tecumseh Community Building to hear, Clarence Hupka, a survivor of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and a World War II veteran, tell his story about being among 317 survivors swimming in shark-infested waters for five days before being rescued. Today, Hupka is among 23 survivors left to share this story.
In addition to hearing Hupka’s presentation, Hupka invited a special guest, Sara Vladic who was inspired to interview the U.S.S. Indianapolis survivors for the documentary film, “The US.S. Indianapolis – The Legacy,” which was shown as a special Veterans Day program sponsored by the Johnson County Historical Society on November 11.