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Pearl Harbor survivor still enjoying Peachee keen life in his 97th year

Carson City’s Roland Peachee, a retired butcher, is living a good life that neither bombs nor bullets could cut short during Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, when he was a 25-year-old sailor stationed aboard a U.S. Navy ship undergoing repairs. “He’s just as sharp as a tack,” said Alan Rogers, a friend who refers to Peachee, 96, as a swabby in Hawaii on the date that then-President Roosevelt, in a speech to the nation soon after the attack, termed “a day that will live in infamy.” “Roland served in the U.S. Navy as a ship’s cook …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 14, 2012 10:46AM Published Dec 14, 2012 10:46AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.