Carey Lee Underwood
-Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
-Parents: John T. and Belvia A. Underwood
-Siblings: Lannie H. Underwood, Creed C. Underwood, Alvia V Underwood, and Johan L. Underwood
-Served aboard the USS Indianapolis
-Underwood died when heavy cruiser Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I 58 northeast of Letye on July 29, 1945. Of the 1,196 men aboard, about 900 made it into the water in the twelve minutes before she sank. Few life rafts were released. Most survivors wore the standard kapok life jacket. Shark attacks began with sunrise of the first day, and continued until only 316 men were still alive when rescued, almost five days later.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of death: 30 July 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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