Out of the Depths

Release Date May 26, 2014


He’s one of the last survivors of the USS Indianapolis which sank after being struck by two Japanese torpedoes. This week on the This is the Day podcast, Nancy Turner talks with WWII Veteran Edgar Harrell on his latest book, “Out of the Depths.” Edgar shares an unforgettable story of courage, ingenuity, and faith in God’s providence in the midst of the worst naval disaster in U.S. history.

In this Episode

Edgar Harrell

Edgar Harrell

Edgar Harrell, USMC (Ret.), owned and operated a distributorship for the Pella Window Company in Rock Island, Ill., for 35 years, served for 15 years on the board of Moody Bible Institute and has been a lay minister throughout his adult life. He lives in Clarksville, Tenn., with his wife, Ola, enjoying their two children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Edgar speaks extensively around the United States about his survival at sea.

For more information about Edgar, please visit his website.


Nancy Turner

Nancy Turner

Born in Mishawaka, Ind., but raised in Niles, Mich., Nancy began her radio career in high school, producing and hosting a program on the local radio station. After graduating from high school, she continued to study broadcasting and through her career has worked at many stations in Michigan and Illinois. Nancy has helped host the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon on WGN-TV, fund-raising efforts on WTTW-TV in Chicago and the Country Music Today program on local Chicago television.

Nancy hosts mid-mornings from 9 a.m. to noon on Moody Radio Chicago. She also hosts This is the DayMusic for Sunday and the Praise and Worship Channel. Nancy has one daughter. She enjoys reading, baking and experiencing the outdoors.