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100 years and counting for South Carolina two-war vet

Nov. 11, 2019 1:49 PM EST

SHARON, S.C. (AP) — Living to be 100 years old is just one more thing a two-war veteran living in South Carolina can add to his list of accomplishments. WCNC-TV reports that Lt. Col. Martin B. Roller on Saturday celebrated his 100th birthday among family, friends and strangers who came by to thank him for...

Massachusetts' last known Pearl Harbor survivor dies at 98

Nov. 9, 2019 1:12 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' last known Pearl Harbor survivor has died. The Brockton Enterprise reports George Hursey died Tuesday at a nursing home in Brockton from natural causes. He was 98. Hursey told The Enterprise in 2016 that he was among the army units that fired artillery guns at Japanese...

The Latest: Experts identify WWII Battle of Midway shipwreck

Oct. 21, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — The Latest on a group of deep-sea researchers looking for sunken World War II ships (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Researchers say a shipwreck from the World War II Battle of Midway that was spotted on the floor of the Pacific Ocean is the flagship Japanese...

Funeral set for Alabama seaman killed in Pearl Harbor attack

Oct. 18, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A funeral is being held for an Alabama seaman killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor nearly 80 years ago. New outlets report the graveside service is planned for Johnnie Cornelius Laurie of Bessemer. He was a 25-year-old Navy mess attendant aboard the battleship Oklahoma when...

Kentucky sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be buried

Oct. 18, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a sailor killed at Pearl Harbor have been identified as those of a Kentucky soldier. WYMT-TV reports military officials made the announcement Thursday. Seaman Second Class Hubert Hall, 20, was one of 428 crewmen on the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941 when it was struck by...

Pearl Harbor sailor's remains welcomed home

Oct. 12, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Machinist's Mate 1st Class Ulis Claud Steely came home for the first time in more than 78 years. When the sailor first left home in 1934, it was with Annapolis aspirations. His dad, the Rev. Edward Steely of Poplar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Corbin, signed his enlistment papers...

Remains of North Dakota sailor killed in Pearl Harbor ID'd

Sep. 29, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The remains of a North Dakota sailor who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are coming home for burial at the state's Veterans Cemetery. KFGO-TV reports that the remains of Radioman 2nd Class Floyd Wells were identified in June. His remains are arriving at Hector...

Widow of WWII hero celebrates 100th birthday

Sep. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — "I really have had a good, good life," said Tess Gay on Saturday (Sept. 14) afternoon as friends and relatives stopped by her Marietta home to celebrate her 100th birthday. Gay held court from her comfy living room chair wrapped in a golden boa with a matching crown with the number 100...

WWII veteran from family of Marines recalls battles

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Haunting images float unexpectedly into Loyd Brandt's personal, matter-of-fact chronology of World War II. Fear of the unknown might be worse. Brandt paddled toward Japanese soldiers — both real and imaginary — waiting on 55 blackened beaches. Shadowy glimpses of dark...