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Home > Screenings > The Television Syndication Company (TVS) > Lost & Found: The Search for the USS Lagarto

Director: Harvey Moshman

Executive Producer: Harvey Moshman, Chuck Coppola

Writer: Chuck Coppola, Harvey Moshman

Cast: Chuck Coppola

Genres: Documentary, Factual

Demographics: 15+, 18+, Teen

1 x 42’, 1 x 52’ and 1 x 56’

A fierce WWII battle at sea, unreported for more than 60 years is revealed at the bottom of the Gulf of Thailand in HD underwater video. There lay the US submarine Lagarto and the remains of her 86 crewmen. Families of Lagarto’s crewmen share how their husbands’ and fathers’ disappearance shaped their lives and led to Lagarto’s discovery by a British diver and later confirmation by the Navy as the first sunken US submarine from WWII to be found since the war. Wreck divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, profiled in the best-seller Shadow Divers, lead numerous dives to solve the mystery of Lagarto’s final seconds which provide lasting proof to the Navy and to Lagarto families that their loved ones ‘went down fighting’ and deserve full military honors overlooked until the discovery. LOST AND FOUND: The Search for USS Lagarto is a powerful story of a Wisconsin town, a submarine and families intertwined to remind us that it is never too late to honor those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice. Winner of three Chicago/Midwest regional Emmys® for Documentary of Historical Significance, Writing and Original Music.