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Gene Heiberger and John Merthan, both residents of Stonecrest Senior Living in Woodbury, were members of the United States Navy when the Japanese attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Woodbury Pearl Harbor survivors recall 'day of infamy'

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It's been 70 years since John Merthan and Gene Heiberger, both residents of Woodbury Senior Living in Woodbury, woke up to the sounds of war on Dec. 7, 1941 - the day Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese - and both men can remember the events of the "date which will live in infamy" like it was yesterday.


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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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