Thursday, November 1, 2018
USS Abner Read Stern Found-- Part 8: Found Proof
The multi-beam sonar scans of the flat sea floor west of Kiska on July 17 had quickly picked up an object.
The scientist sent down an underwater robot with cameras, and there, looming in the dim light, was the encrusted profile of the Abner Read's sunken five-inch gun.
Said Andrew Pietruzka, lead archaeologist: "It's like scoring a touchdown. You see it come on the screen, and the whole room goes pretty nuts."
"It's a very humbling experience," he said. To be part of, even without the recovery of these remains, (something where) families can find some solace that somebody found where their loved one is, that you.can put that to rest."