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Mississippi World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

Sep. 13, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) — A World War II veteran on the Mississippi Coast celebrated his 100th birthday over the weekend. Talmage Byrd of Vancleave was born in 1921 and joined the U.S. Navy when he was 20 years old. He said he was influenced to become a member of the...

WWII sailor returns to Alabama almost 80 years after death

Sep. 04, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

BOAZ, Ala. (AP) — As the nation learned more about the military personnel killed in Aug. 26’s suicide bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan, a family in Boaz laid to rest a young sailor killed almost 80 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The site of the fight and the weapons...

WWII vet killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest in Iowa

Aug. 29, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

SMITHLAND, Iowa (AP) — Nearly 80 years after he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Wesley Brown has been laid to rest in Iowa. Dozens of people who never had the chance to know Brown gathered Saturday to honor him as he was buried in the Little Sioux...

West Virginia lowers flags for returned WWII sailor

Aug. 21, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ordered United States and West Virginia flags at state-owned properties flown at half-staff on Saturday in honor of a World War II sailor whose remains were recently returned to West Virginia. Navy Fire Controlman...

Service set for West Virginia sailor killed at Pearl Harbor

Aug. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A memorial service for a West Virginia sailor who died on the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor is being held in his hometown this weekend. Gov. Jim Justice ordered that U.S. and West Virginia flags on state facilities be flown at half-staff Saturday,...

After 80 years, family welcoming sailor home to Tennessee

Aug. 14, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Paul E. Saylor left Johnson City in 1940. Nearly 81 years later, he is returning home. In 1940 he was a brand-new sailor in the United States Navy and had just completed boot camp in Norfolk, Virginia. He stopped in...

Services set for West Virginia serviceman from World War II

Aug. 04, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

THOMAS, W.Va. (AP) — Services are set this week for a West Virginia service member who died during World War II. The remains of Navy Patternmaker 1st Class Stanislaw F. Drwall are set for burial in his hometown of Thomas in Tucker County, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting...

Families urge using new DNA tech to ID Pearl Harbor unknowns

Aug. 02, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — William Edward Mann enlisted in the Navy after graduating from high school in rural Washington state. A guitar player, he picked up the ukulele while stationed in Hawaii. He's been presumed dead since Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes bombed Pearl...

Pearl Harbor casualty remains ID'd as California sailor

Jul. 23, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from California who was killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday. Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E. Hudson, 39, of Stockton...

Remains of Alabama sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

Jul. 08, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sailor who was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor nearly 80 years ago has been positively identified and will be buried in his hometown next month, the Pentagon said Wednesday. DNA testing and anthropological analysis were used...