Winter Quarters – The Sullivan Brothers and War Bonds

1944_Daily Eagle_p.7_Feb. 3Thursday Feb 3, 1944

Brooklynites are thrilled to host a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sullivan, the parents of the five Sullivan brothers who went down together when the Juneau was sunk in 1942. Urging people to buy war bonds, Mr. Sullivan said, “It is too late for our sons but I keep telling folks it’s not too late to buy bonds to help their sons. If the Navy had had everything it needed in November, 1942, our boys would still be living today.” Even Bohack, the local grocery store, has gotten into the spirit. But the visit is sad reminder of the toll individual families are bearing. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle today trumpets further gains in The Marshall Islands while Russian forces have trapped 10 Nazi divisions in the Ukraine. Untold on the front page is the cost in human lives.

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