From the Greatest Generation to the Latest Generation

Veteran of Pearl Harbor and Guadalcanal Gene McGuire shared his story with fifth graders in Bluffton, SC on Wednesday. He was accompanied by four other vets and a Naval officer’s wife. Mr. McGuire’s ship the USS San Francisco was hit by 45 shells that started 25 fires during the Battle of Guadalcanal. Mr. McGuire received the Silver Star for rescuing an officer during that battle.

Read more about the stories these veterans shared with the students.

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