sailor must have sat on Steven's glasses or made one too many "Run, Forrest!" jokes to Hanks at some point, because the semaphore signals have revealed that the next HBO WW2 miniseries
honor non-floating (or sub-floating) warriors by focusing on aerial warfare over Europe
"Honor"? It's not about honoring anyone. These people are just telling a story they find interesting, hoping that it will entertain the audience. There is no secret checklist of people deserving HBO high-fives.