Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: Local WWII Vet Shares His Story

Pearl Harbor

This year marks the 77th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. December 7 will always live in infamy as one of the worst attacks on American soil. On this day in 1941, the Japanese military bombed Pearl Harbor, killing nearly 2,500 people, most of whom were young American soldiers.

Only a few Pearl Harbor survivors remain today, and many have lost the ability to recall memories from that day. But one local Jefferson City WWII veteran, at age 97, still has images etched into this brain from that day. At just 20 years old, Bill McAnany found himself in the midst of the violent attack, struggling to save fellow soldiers from a sea of fire.

Read his compelling story in the Jefferson City News Tribune.

December 7, 2018 - 10:52am
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