07
DEC
2016

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

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Click Here to LISTEN to a special Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary edition of Hometown Heroes
A special Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary edition of Hometown Heroes features original radio clips from 1941, as well as two Pearl Harbor survivors who both returned to Oahu for the international observance on December 7, 2016.

Chester "Ski" Biernacki (right) and Delton "Wally" Walling (center) with Chace Anderson inside the observation tower at Pearl Harbor on December 6, 2016. (photo courtesy: Chace Anderson)

Chester “Ski” Biernacki (right) and Delton “Wally” Walling (center) with Chace Anderson inside the observation tower at Pearl Harbor on December 6, 2016. (photo courtesy: Chace Anderson)


CLICK HERE for a video of the official 75th anniversary remembrance ceremony from the U.S. Navy.
Chester “Ski” Biernacki grew up in New Bedford, MA. Delton “Wally” Walling was the youngest of twelve children growing up in Belding, MI. They met in 2016 at the urging of Chace Anderson, who had interviewed them as part of a super series of veteran profiles for Friends & Neighbors magazine. Both Walling and Biernacki were at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and they both returned, along with Anderson, for the 75th anniversary.

Visit the official website of the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Visit the official website of the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day


LINKS TO PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS TELLING THEIR STORIES ON HOMETOWN HEROES
Episode #448: David “Russ” Russell, USS Oklahoma
Episode #441: Chester “Ski” Biernacki, USS Helena
Episode #440: Ed Hall, Hickam Field
Episode #439: Delton “Wally” Walling Part II
Episode #438: Delton “Wally” Walling, observation tower
Episode #420: Bob Dodds, USS Pelias
Episode #396: Pearl Harbor 74th Anniversary
Episode #389: Eugene Leonard, Marine Corps Air Station Ewa
Episode #359: Sam Fryefield, USS Detroit
Episode #344: Russel Winsett, USS Pennsylvania
Episode #328: Francisco Paredes, Schofield Barracks
Episode #292: Elmer Wright, USMC guard
Episode #287: Robert Thacker, flying B-17 into Hickam Field
Episode #242: Pearl Harbor 71st Anniversary
Episode #241: Leon Webster, Hickam Field
Episode #201: Clarence Suzuki, civilian on Oahu
Episode #181: Richard “Swede” Artley, USS Oklahoma
Episode #142: Marion Kesler, USS Hulbert
Episode #73: Al Rodrigues & Herb Weatherwax at USS Arizona Memorial
Episode #61: Roy Molder, USS Rigel
Episode #53: Pearl Harbor 67th Anniversary
Episode #41: Guy Hardin, USS Medusa
Episode #32: Bob McNutt, USS Monaghan
Episode #7: Chuck Lishman, USS Perry

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