Former USS Greeneville skipper writes ‘open letter’ to families of crew members who died in the sinking of Ehime Maru

Twenty years ago on Feb. 9, 2001, the submarine USS Greeneville, longer than a football field, rocketed upward from a depth of 400 feet nine miles south of Diamond Head, its crew not aware it was on a collision course with a Japanese high school fishing training vessel, the Ehime Maru.