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US Navy Veteran of World War I Dies at age 111

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061123/ap_on_re_us/obit_pusey

BRADENTON, Fla. - Ernest Charles Pusey, one of the nation's longest living World War I veterans, died a little over a week after he was honored with a medal for his service to the country, family members said. He was 111.

Pusey's death Sunday left fewer than 25 living U.S. veterans of World War I out of nearly 5 million who served, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Pusey was born in 1895 in Washington. He joined the Navy in 1917 and spent much of the war patrolling the sea lanes around the British Isles.


Pusey is survived by a daughter-in-law, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
 

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