Hometown hero returns to Pearl Harbor

(Above) Archie Gregory in his Navy uniform. He was aboard the USS Arizona when it was bombed at Pearl Harbor. Today the ship is still visible underwater, and is the site of a memorial to those who died. (Below) Archie Gregory, 96, was among 24 survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor who returned to the island for the 70th anniversary in December. Gregory attended school in Meeker from the age of 8 to 18. He currently lives in California with his daughter.

MEEKER I “Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy…” These words were spoken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Modest Hero: Ernie Garcia

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MEEKER I Modesty is a common thread among World War II veterans, soldiers who fought for our country nearly 70 years ago and won a war that had such a vital impact on America and the world.