Monday, May 28, 2001

Local Pearl Harbor survivors

        About 20 military veterans who were stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, live in Greater Cincinnati. Many are members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, including those below, who are part of our story:

        • Morris Dailey, 79, was stationed at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. Discharged from the Marine Corps in December 1945. The father of two worked as a lithographic pressman until he retired in 1983. He lives with his wife, Margaret, in Highland Heights.

        • Wayne Martin, 80, was aboard the USS Maryland. Discharged from the Navy in November 1945. He and his wife, Helen, live in Oxford. A daughter is deceased. He was a professor of geology at Miami University for 34 years.

        • James B. Osborne, 80, was aboard the USS Pyro. Discharged from the Navy in July 1946. He served in the Air Force from 1947 to 1953. He ran a service station and managed property until he retired in 1996. He has three sons. He lives in Mount Zion, Ky., with his wife, Omega.

        • Vincent Salotto, 81, was stationed at Hickam Field. Discharged from the Army Air Corps in October 1945. Four children. He worked as chemist and environmental engineer until retiring in 1985. He lives in Anderson Township with his wife, Kathryn.

        • Joe Sumner, 81, was aboard theUSS Honolulu. Discharged from the Navy in January 1946. He lives in Hyde Park with his wife, Jean. They have two daughters. He ran the Busy Bee Food Shop, a specialty food and wine store on Hyde Park Square, for 33 years.

        • Joe Whitt, 78, was aboard the USS San Francisco. Discharged from the Navy in November 1946. He has two children. He and his wife, Judy, live in Clermont County's Monroe Township. He retired after 38 years as a refrigeration service man for Coca-Cola.


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