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70 years since Waterloo lost the Sullivan Brothers

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Tuesday is the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Juneau, which carried the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo. A floral wreath has been placed on the site of the Sullivan Brothers Memorial at Sullivan Park.

"Service and sacrifice is what people do when they go off to war, but nobody expects to lose five members of the same family in one incident. So the nation was absolutely overwhelmed and shocked," said historian Bob Neymeyer.

The Grout Museum is home to the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum.

Throughout the museum people can hear some of the veterans' stories from different wars.

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