The brothers NILAND were separated following the dramas of the brothers SULLIVAN.
The US military has decided to separate the brothers serving in the same units to prevent a sibling from being defeated.
The SULLIVAN brothers are all 5 deceased in the sinking of USS JUNEAU.
This ship was torpedoed on November 13, 1942 during the battle of GUADALCANAL.
687 sailors including 5 brothers SULLIVAN died on board