Sgt Louis Markiewitz Audio File Posted

posted Apr 14, 2020, 8:42 PM by Jason Markiewitz
This is a rare occurrence.  I have posted a 16-minute excerpt from my grandfather, Sgt. Louis R. Markiewitz, as he described the harrowing circumstances of the HMT Rohna attack.  This clip was recorded in 1996 when he was 89 years old.  Growing up in Hawaii, he was a strong swimmer, and it is that skill that he confidently attributes to him being in the group of 900 survivors and not the 1,015 Americans who were killed in the attack.  It is posted in the Research Library.  I hope you are moved by this first-hand account of that fateful day.