06 Jul '18, 5am

WWII veteran who set the record straight regarding his lost Navy buddy dies at 96

WWII veteran who set the record straight regarding his lost Navy buddy dies at 96

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Tribune News Service) — He was a father, a husband twice, an insurance man, a competitive runner, a U.S. Navy machinist's mate in the Pacific Theater during World War II — and friend and shipmate to a 23-year-old who never came home from the war. Bakersfield resident David A. Lewis survived what some have called the greatest sea battle in history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf. But last Thursday he lost his own battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 96. "David was wicked-smart, very intelligent … he had a very good memory of the war years and the Battle of Leyte Gulf," recalled Dick Taylor, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the director of the Kern County Veteran Services Department. Taylor came to know the Bakersfield man in May 2012 when Lewis was one of 21 World War II veterans who visited the nation's capital with the maiden voyage of Honor Flight Kern C...

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