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USS Indianapolis survivor Robert 'Bob' Witzig died Tuesday evening

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Posted at 8:21 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 20:21:37-04

INDIANAPOLIS — USS Indianapolis survivor Robert "Bob" Witzig died Tuesday evening at 96, according to a Facebook post.

"Bob was one of the few remaining Indy crew members who had served aboard the ship for an extensive time prior to the sinking, and in recent years, reconnected with other survivors by attending the annual reunions," a Facebook post from the USS Indianapolis read. "We will miss Bob a great deal, and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends."

There are now seven survivors remaining, according to the post.

Earlier this year, survivors Tony King and Jim Jarvis died.

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The USS Indianapolis was attacked by the Japanese in 1945 in the Philippine Sea, killing hundreds.

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