Salutes & Awards

April 12, 2013

Local Vet is presented with last Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Medal

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Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th FW Commander, and Commander Ross Orvik, DMAFB Navy Squadron Commander, honor Clarence Ellquist, a World War II Veteran and DMAFB employee of 14 years, as he is presented the very last Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Medal during a presentation Apr. 8. The award was presented by U.S. Congressman Ron Barber. Ellquist was a Navy Sailor onboard the USS Preble when the attack at Pearl Harbor started. After surviving the initial attack, he volunteered to man the guns onboard the USS Pennsylvania. After a 20 year Navy career, Ellquist settled in the Tucson area and completed 14 years as a civilian employee of the Desert Lightning team.




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