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A Navy sailor recalls Pearl Harbor

Will Lehner


Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Will Lehner joined the Navy in 1938 at the age of 17. Lehner was aboard the USS Ward patrolling the entrance to Pearl Harbor the morning the Japanese attacked on December 7, 1941. After war was declared, Lehner continued to serve on the Ward as a fireman second class in the Pacific until the Japanese sunk the ship on December 7, 1944.

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Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: D.C. Everest Area Schools
Pub Data: In World War II: More Stories from our Veterans. D.C. Everest Area Schools. Weston, WI: D.C. Everest Area Schools, 2004.
Citation: Lehner, Will. In World War II: More Stories from our Veterans. D.C. Everest Area Schools. (Weston, WI: D.C. Everest Area Schools, 2004); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1522 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1522; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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