The Sullivan’s: One Family’s Sacrifice

Post by Josiah Wilson, Defense Media Activity

Memorial Day 2014 came to pass a few days ago. I know the true meaning of the day is sometimes eclipsed by fun weekend plans, but thoughts of service members who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our country filled my heart year (and every year). They’re actually still lingering with me today.

With the holiday so fresh in our memories, I thought it was appropriate to share the story of the Sullivan brothers. There were five of them and 70 years ago they all joined the Navy under the stipulation that they be assigned together. It was World War II and together these five brave brothers made the ultimate sacrifice.

Rarely has one family given so much in the name of American freedom. This is their story.


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