JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....A representative of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF and CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), stand by as GUNNER's Mate 3rd Class Kendall Truitt, a crew member aboard the Iowa (BB-61), speaks during a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)