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Clarence Davis, 88, enlisted in the Navy at 17 and joined the U.S.S. Medusa repair ship as a Seaman 2nd Class once he arrive at Pearl Harbor. Though he trained to be a radio operator, Davis was working as a mess cook until the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. After the attack he was put on radio work full time, and served on nine ships and worked at three schools over course of his 20 years in the service. Davis retired a Senior Chief and eventually became a president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Davis is seen at his home in Charlotte Hall, Md. on Oct. 18, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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