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    Clyde G. Stephenson

                   "As soon as the Jap planes noticed our large machine gun battery they tried, unsuccessfully, to strafe it. They tried this several times and it cost them at least three planes."More >>
    "We secured positions on the sand butts - which are about 10' high - and fired at the low flying planes. As soon as the Jap planes noticed our large machine gun battery they tried, unsuccessfully, to strafe it. They tried this several times and it cost them at least three planes while we had 2 men with slight wounds."More >>

MADISON (WKOW)-- Governor Scott Walker plans to travel to central Wisconsin Friday to attend a ceremony honoring Pearl Harbor veterans.

Walker is scheduled to speak at a ceremony Friday afternoon at the state veterans home in King. Clyde Stephenson, a former Marine, who now lives in Appleton, is also scheduled to speak about how he was assigned to guard Oahu beaches from a possible land invasion and fired on Japanese planes.

Department of Veterans Affairs spokeswoman Carla Vigue says the agency expects about two hundred people to attend, including two of the half-dozen Pearl Harbor veterans who reside at home.

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