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Pearl Harbor: New Friends Share Moment in History

Pearl Harbor: New Friends Share Moment in History

Jamestown resident and Pearl Harbor survivor Chester “Ski” Biernacki, 94, was aboard the USS Helena and only 400 yards from Wally Walling during the Japanese attack (see Summer 2014  story, From Pearl Harbor to Kula Gulf: A Survivor’s Story). A

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From Pearl Harbor to Kula Gulf: A Survivor’s Story

From Pearl Harbor to Kula Gulf: A Survivor’s Story

Chester “Ski” Biernacki survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor aboard the stricken USS Helena. It was a close call for the 19-year-old sailor – and it was just the beginning.

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