Monday, May 16, 2016

Pearl Harbor Survivors Among Iowa's Last-- Part 1

From the April 17, 2016, Gazette (Iowa) by Francie Williamson.

Francis Riley was on the USS Vestal repair ship docked alongside the USS Arizona during the attack.  Afterwards, he served on merchant marine ships as part of the U.S. Navy's Armed Guards.

Daniel Kramer will be 100-years-old in September and "thought it was a drill.  It was Sunday, 8 a.m., I thought, 'What a nutty time to have a drill.'"  He was on the battleship USS California during the attack.

Kramer is one of the last-known living Pearl Harbor survivors in Iowa.

--GreGen

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