Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on May 22, 1995 · Page 7
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Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 7

Decatur, Illinois
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Monday, May 22, 1995
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Wayne has contacted "Unsolved Mysteries" and hopes the Bloomer family will at last find peace. Strong faith has helped the pastor discover his own solace, but searing memories linger. He was a fire controlman directing guns on the destroyer USS Rowan when the ship was hit. "It was 1 a.m. in the Mediterranean Sea," says Wayne. "We exploded and sank within a minute. Out of 276 crew, just 68 survived." Unable to swim and groggy from a head wound, Wayne bumped right into a life raft. "The Lord took care of me," he says. The pastor used to have nightmares but they've faded now, leaving weird flashbacks. "I'll be out driving and suddenly hear that explosion again," says Wayne. "The mind's a funny thing." Tony Resd roams Central Illinois on Mondays for the Herald & Review. Phillip D. Alward, M.D. Marcus S. Deranian, M.D. Most advanced cataract surgery in the Midwest. Free transportation available. 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