Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Identifying Lost USS Turner Sailors, Veteran PTSD Among Commander’s Priorities
ATTICA — The 138 lost sailors of the USS Turner are buried in a mass grave on Long Island.
If Gary Schacher is successful, the sailors’ remains — interred since 1944 — will be submitted for DNA testing and a proper burial, the Batavia Daily News reported Feb. 13.
Along the way, Schacher is working to combat veteran suicides and secure more research into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Schacher, 58, is a 26-year Navy veteran and commander of the American Legion Department of New York. He was among four state level American Legion representatives who visited Tuesday at Harder-O’Donnell Post No. 734 in Attica. See full story.