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Pearl Harbor attack survivors share their stories

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Nancy and Walter Beers of Philadelphia visited with Pearl Harbor survivor Sterling Cale on Tuesday at Pearl Harbor. Next to Cale is another local Pearl Harbor survivor, Al Rodrigues.

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Ten-year-old Madelon “Maddie” Gorman, left, hugged Sterling Cale, who celebrated his 95th birthday Tuesday, as Al Rodrigues, 96, shared a hug with Maddie’s sister, 9-year-old Jessica Gorman. The sisters were visiting from New York and their family decided to visit Pearl Harbor to pay their respects. They then happened upon the discussion by the attack survivors.

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Pictured above are Cale, Rodrigues and Delton “Wally” Walling, who were on hand for a special event that included the survivors’ talks and Cale’s 95th-birthday celebration.