7/22/2013 - Honoring The Service And Sacrifice of Lt. Rev. Thomas M. Conway
On Friday, July 19, 2013, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy, joined by fellow U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary, announced that he is sponsoring and submitting a Senate Resolution to Honor the Service and Sacrifice of Waterburian Lt. (Rev.) Thomas M. Conway, Chaplain, USS Indianapolis, which was sunk on July 30, 1945. By calming and supporting his men, and praying for those lost, and by giving his men strength, the actions of Chaplain Lt. Conway resulted in over 300 survivors being rescued from the water. The Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee has requested that the sacrifice of Waterburian Lt. Conway be recognized with the Navy Cross for his heroic actions after the sinking of his ship. This year marks the 68th Anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.