Local man remembers veteran stepfather
HUNTINGTON -- Huntington native Tom Roberts has a hero. It was a man whom he wasn't fond of at first, but he became a man who earned Roberts' deepest respect.
That man was George Washington Kelley Jr., a Navy veteran and Wayne County native who was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. It's been 71 years since that fateful day in Hawaii, but Roberts will pause and reflect today, remembering his stepfather, who died in March 2006.
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