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Pearl Harbor memories still vivid

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WENATCHEE — In late January 1942, Machinist Mate Second Class Carl Dawson was hard at work in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, patching and preparing the USS Nevada for a 2,600-mile tow ride across the Pacific. But his mind was rerunning the events of several weeks before. The violent images of Japanese aircraft swooping down on the ship, the deafening explosions that belched fire and smoke and scattered men like ragdolls around him, the weight of the dead sailors he dragged across the deck: it all ran through his head and made him shudder with sudden grief, fear and confusion as if the shocking episodes of Dec. 7 had never ended.

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