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About this Video

How far would you go to find out exactly what happened to a lost loved one? When the USS Grunion submarine sank mysteriously in 1942, 70 fathers, sons, uncles and brothers were gone without a trace…or were they? In a search that has spanned over half a century, the Grunion was found on the bottom of the Bering Sea thanks to the collaboration of numerous families, friends and historians from around the world. John Abele, the retired founding Chairman of Boston Scientific, and his brothers were able to locate the final resting place of their father and the rest of the crew and became that much closer to discovering what happened to the USS Grunion. This talk contains incredible pictures and video of the submarine.


About the Speaker

John Abele

John Abele

John Abele founded Boston Scientific Corporation, a medical device company, with his partner Peter Nicholas, in 1979. Boston Scientific led the medical device field with new products such as the steerable catheter, and later with other developments that disrupted the way many medical procedures were performed. Since his retirement from the company, he has been active as an educator and philanthropist. He serves as vice chairman of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), which focuses on science education for young people.