Beloved Pearl Harbor Survivor and MCC Honoree Dies at 101

Bill And Shipmates 127

Local Catholic WWII veteran Bill McAnany, who witnessed first-hand the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, as a 19-year-old navy radiology technician, has passed away at the age of 101.

While serving on the USS Solace, and later on the USS Samaritan, Bill saw duty during World War II's entire Pacific Theater of Operations, including the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Coral Sea, Guadalcanal, Saipan, Guam, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. For more about Bill’s life and service, see this article.

At the 2019 MCC Annual Assembly at the state capitol, the MCC premiered a video that told the story of Bill’s Pearl Harbor experience, and Bishop McKnight presented him with an award honoring his service. You can watch the video here.

June 24, 2022 - 3:28pm

Latest Posts

President Biden Signs Executive Order to Support Travel for Abortions

President Biden this week signed another executive order aimed at expanding access to abortion rights in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe...Read more

Study Shows Disparities Persist in Missouri's Maternal Mortality Rate

A multi-year study of maternal mortality in Missouri found that women on Medicaid are eight times more likely to die within one year of...Read more

August Primary Election Results

Candidates for the U.S. Senate and General Assembly were narrowed down Tuesday, during Missouri's primary election. According to the Secretary of State's Office, statewide...Read more

Subscribe to Blog
  • 1 of 335