Hometown Heroes

Cowboy Survived Sinking, Sharks

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91-year-old John Sussex of LaGrange, WY appears on episode #507 of Hometown Heroes, airing January 19-21, 2018. A native of Goodland, KS, Sussex is one of the few remaining survivors from the SS Peter Silvester, the last American ship sunk by a German U-boat in the Indian Ocean during World War II.

John Sussex as a teenager in the U.S. Army. For more photos, visit the Hometown Heroes facebook page.

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