The Screen of Honor, Courage, and Dedication in the Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
The United States
Navy's core values derive from Honor, Courage, and Dedication. These
three basics have laid the building blocks for the continued
accomplishment of the Navy and provides enabled us to meet up and conquer every new
Honor - true
faith and allegiance; conducting ourselves in the best ethical
manner in all interactions with peers, superiors, and subordinates.
Follow an uncompromising code of integrity, taking responsibility
for our activities and keeping our term.
support and defend; generate decisions in the very best interest of the Navy
and the country, without respect to personal implications. Be loyal to
our country, ensuring the solutions entrusted to us are being used in an
honest, careful, and useful way.
obey the orders; demand value along the chain of control.
Show respect to all or any persons without regard to competition, religion, or
gender. Be focused on positive change and frequent improvement.
Voyage displayed many types of each of the above principles.
From the Commanding Officer of the USS Indianapolis (Captain McVay),
to japan I-58 Commander (Hashimoto), and both of their crews,
these core ideals were exemplified with satisfaction and professionalism.
Hashimoto demonstrated honor through the entire book. He served his
Emperor with authentic faith and allegiance. He and his crew dedicated
themselves with their mission even when most them new that the
fight would before long be over rather than in the favor of japan.