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Pear Harbor survivors, from left, M.J. "Bud" Kennedy, Ed Guthrie and Walter Barsell, along with family members, pose for a photo with Gov. Pete Ricketts at his monthly proclamation ceremony Wednesday at the Capitol. Ricketts signed a proclamation recognizing Thursday as Pearl Harbor Remembrance ...

Ed Guthrie, 99, who was stationed on the U.S.S. Whitney, recalled a torpedo bomber passing within feet of his ship. "And he (the pilot) waved at me. So I waved back," Guthrie said. "A guy said, 'What'd you want to wave back at him for?' Well, by the time he got done waving he passed our ship, so we were ...
The humble Texas native and former sailor downplayed his role at Pearl Harbor, saying his ship, the USS Whitney, hadn't been assigned to Pearl Harbor at the time and wasn't damaged that day, but he and his shipmates were indeed there. “We could see it all because we were tied up about a mile from ...
The U.S.S. Whitney's commanding officer, Nathaniel Moore Pigman, subsequently wrote in his after action report to the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet that men on board were “calm and unexcited throughout the engagement.” He said they manned their battle stations efficiently and carried out all ...
Others were the destroyers USS Phelps, which was in Port Angeles Harbor in 1937; USS MacDonough, 1938; USS Whitney, 1935; and USS Ramsay, 1940. The Pacific Fleet first dropped anchor in Port Angeles Harbor on Oct. 2, 1895. Fleet commander Rear Adm. Lester A. Beardslee came with his flagship ...
Twenty-two years before he was handcuffed to Oswald, Leavelle was aboard the deck of the U.S.S. Whitney as Japanese planes dropped bombs on Pearl Harbor. The supply ship sat approximately a mile and a half from where the attack was concentrated, but Leavelle could see it all. “On the open ocean, ...
USS Whitney. The destroyer USS Whitney was moored far enough from the action on Dec. 7, 1941, to escape any damage. The crew, including James Leavelle, helped repair ships during and after the Japanese attack. “I don't have a heroic story to tell you,” Leavelle said recently. “We didn't get hit, and ...
Stoeber, a familiar face at many local veterans' parades and ceremonies for many years, graduated Milford High School with the Class of 1936. He was a retired experimental aircraft mechanic for Sikorsky, and a veteran of World War II. He served aboard the USS Whitney when the Japanese attacked Pearl ...
Rowland is totally gripped by ships—like that poor soul tied to the mast of the Hesperus—and even the Whitney's inconsistencies send her cruising: “on any ship, some decks are more glamorous than others” (that class thing again!) and, on the USS Whitney, perhaps most fabulous of all is its “concrete ...


 

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