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Rex Huppke: USS Indianapolis discovery offers opportunity to recall true heroism

Lost in coverage of the eclipse and the day-to-day deluge of politics and partisanship was a remarkable discovery, one that should, at the very least, offer some perspective.

On Saturday, naval researchers announced that wreckage from the USS Indianapolis _ a World War II cruiser sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1945 _ had been found more than three miles deep in the Philippine Sea.

Near the end of the war, the Indianapolis ran a top secret mission to an island in the Pacific Ocean, delivering parts that would be used

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