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  •  Yes, after the death of the Sullivan Brothers (5+ / 0-)
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    the Navy would no longer put family members on the same ship.

    There was a documentary about this tragedy several years ago on TV (probably the History Channel or TLC) The oldest Sullivan brother had a child before
    he died; his grand daughter appeared at the end of the program.

    The land was ours before we were the land's...Robert Frost, The Gift Outright

    by HylasBrook on Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 06:13:00 PM PDT

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    •  In addition... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...the death of the Sullivans also resulted in the military instituting the Sole Survivor Policy.  The SSP formed the premise for the movie Saving Private Ryan, which supposedly was losely based on the case of the Niland brothers.

      People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. --C. Wright Mills

      by dsteffen on Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 07:17:01 PM PDT

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