Remembering USS Indianapolis survivor Kayo Erwin
Kayo Erwin survived the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.
Mr. Erwin passed away on June 7, 2018.
We told his story in September 2016.
He told us the story of being stranded at sea for about five days after the sinking of the USS Indianapolis
"You prayed a lot. You tried to watch whatever you do, and sharks would get so close to you that you'd pull up your legs just as far as you could." Mr. Erwin said. "Hold them up out of there to keep the sharks from getting your legs. Just be as quiet as you could get. The first time we started scaring them off. (We) started splashing the water. (We) found out it's the wrong thing to do. They thought it was fish and it attracts sharks. So we didn't do that no more."
Mr. Erwin was a hero and an incredible person.
Kayo Erwin was 93 years old.