Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pearl Harbor Survivor's Dying Wish Fulfilled

From the Nov. 25, 2013, Fox 5 San Diego "Pearl Harbor Survivor's Dying Wish Fulfilled."

Bud Cloud was in hospice care and his dying wish was to visit the namesake of the ship he was on that Dec. 7, 1941, the USS Dewey. He died just 13 days later.

The new ship is the DDG-105, a Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer. The ship he was on that day in Pearl Harbor was the USS Dewey (DD-349) and was undergoing an overhaul to be a tender. His ship got underway that afternoon.

I imagine that was quite the experience for the new Dewey's crew, meeting their past like that.

Glad He Got To Do It. --GreGen

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