USS Indianapolis Ship #35 of Navy Club of the USA was first chartered in July 2001. The club became fully active in February 2002. Three of the original members of the club, Steve Lawson, Ted Headings and Jim Boone, held an organizational meeting for new members of the club that month and began the second life of the club with a nucleus of five members. Since that time period, the club has grown and continues to add new members each month. The club was named in honor of the USS Indianapolis crew members and is proud to have Jimmy O’Donnell, one of the original USS Indianapolis crewmen, as an honorary member.
The club is looking to expand its membership and provide influence as one of the top active Navy organizations in the city of Indianapolis. In the past we have participated in the Indianapolis Veteran’s Day Parade, Veteran’s Day at the Indiana State Fair and the Loyalty Day Parade in Noblesville, Indiana. Our club has won two awards in the Loyalty Day Parade to date for Best Patriotic Float (2002) and Most Unusual Float (2003).