Skip to comments.Russell Reetz, part of crew that first fired at Pearl Harbor-Former Navy man dies at 88
Posted on 11/08/2004 6:54:18 AM PST by Rakkasan1
Russell Reetz, one of 82 St. Paul Navy reservists aboard Pearl Harbor's USS Ward, which was credited with firing the first American shots of World War II, died Nov. 4 from complications related to lymphoma and heart and lung problems. The Maplewood resident was 88
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Good thing he didn't have to get approval from the United Nations or pass a "global test" in order to defend American interests.
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