Victor Vescovo sure has seen a lot in his life, but he’s not being selfish with his findings.

The St. Mark’s alumnus and Preston Hollow neighbor who’s dived to the bottom of the oceans and climbed the tallest mountains was part of the crew that recently became the first to see the wreckage of the USS Johnston.

Vescovo was with a team exploring the seas near the Philippines when they discovered the U.S. Navy destroyer that sank in 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of World War II.

A different group of explorers, using a remotely operated vehicle, found remnants of the ship in 2019, but experts couldn’t determine whether it was the Johnston or another destroyer that sank that same day, Oct. 25, 1944.

Vescovo, who was in the Navy for 20 years, shared a video of the Johnston on his Twitter account. Watch it below.

You can see more of Vescovo’s travels in the Discovery+ series “Expedition Deep Ocean.”


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