Thursday, April 12, 2018

Eldon Baxter, Quad-Cities' Last Known Pearl Harbor Survivor Dies-- Part 1


From the December 4, 2017, Quad-City Times by Bob Ickes.

He died December 4 and was shooting to hit the age 100.  He used to tell "The Pearl" at the local Elks Club over a couple beers.  When the attack came he was a storekeeper on the USS West Virginia, on which 106 died.

For the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor in 2003, the Vietnam Vets Assoc. Chapter 299 paid for him and Alvis "Al" Taylor to return for the ceremony.  Mr. Taylor died this past January 16 at age 91.

--GreGen

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