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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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Pearl Harbor Survivor Wally Walling: Witness to History

Pearl Harbor Survivor Wally Walling: Witness to History

Wally Walling was just 20 when he witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its horrific aftermath. Now 95, he is one of few survivors who saw firsthand the toll of that day and of six Pacific invasions that followed.

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