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Missouri Pearl Harbor vet recalls Dec. 7, 1941, attack

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Bill McAnany of Jefferson City holds a photo of the USS Solace, the hospital ship he was assigned to when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941.

Bill McAnany, 90, of Jefferson City, is a U.S. Navy veteran who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago.  At the time, he was a medical corpsman stationed aboard the hospital ship USS Solace.  St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin sat down with McAnany this week, and talked to him about what he went through on December 7, 1941.

Marshal was a political reporter for St. Louis Public Radio until 2018.

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