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Ski Biernacki and Wally Walling: Return to Pearl Harbor

Ski Biernacki and Wally Walling: Return to Pearl Harbor

Chester “Ski” Biernacki of Jamestown and Wally Walling of Valley Springs were among some 90 survivors who returned in December to Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack. Walling has attended every anniversary since 2003, but it was Biernacki’s first. Writer Chace Anderson accompanied Biernacki to Oahu and visited with Walling while there.

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Ken Baldwin: Surviving Depression

Ken Baldwin: Surviving Depression

The unforgettable story of a man who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and lived.

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Steve Klesitz: Nine Years as a POW

Steve Klesitz: Nine Years as a POW

When he was released from Tiszalok prison camp in Hungary in late 1953, Steve Klesitz had spent one-third of his 27 years as a POW.

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Maryly Wallof: The View from 96

Maryly Wallof: The View from 96

What’s Maryly Wallof’s secret to amazing vitality at 96? “I stay as active as I can,” she says. “Until I was 93, I didn’t feel like I was aging at all.”

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Lucky Lowman: That Fighter-Pilot Attitude

Lucky Lowman: That Fighter-Pilot Attitude

A retired fighter pilot who flew 52 missions in World War II and 185 in Vietnam reflects on war, luck and golf — a game in which, at 93, he remains a standout.

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Giving the Gift of Experience

Does he have too many ties to count and too few places to wear them? Does she have more earrings than she either wears or wants? Are there more tools, gizmos and gadgets around the house than you’ll ever use?

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