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Navy honors Thomas Conway, hero priest of World War II

Navy honors Thomas Conway, hero priest of World War II
The Rev. Thomas Conway, the heroic chaplain of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis, was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously on Friday for his selfless courage.

” ___ (c)2021 The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.) Visit The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.Navy honors Thomas Conway, hero priest of World War II Memorial statue of Rev.Thomas Conway, hero of the USS Indianapolis, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, Conn.

Thomas Conway, Waterbury native and heroic chaplain of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis, was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously on Friday for his selfless courage.The citation for the Navy Cross reads: “Completely disregarding his own well-being, Chaplain Conway continually swam between the clusters of adrift sailors — many of whom were severely injured, delirious and dying — to provide them encouragement and comfort, pray with and for them and administer them sacraments.

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