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By NOELLE McGEE
The Champaign News-Gazette 

EXCHANGE: Danville man who died at Pearl Harbor to be buried

 

December 30, 2018



DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Western Union telegram arrived at Martha Taylor's house five days before Christmas 1941.

"The Navy Department deeply regrets to inform you that your son, Charles Edward Nix, signalman, third class, U.S. Navy, is missing following action in the performance of his duty and service of his country," it read.

Two months later, the Navy informed Taylor that her 26-year-old son was killed in action during Japan's surprise military attack on Pearl Harbor.

In the years following the attack, the Danville woman tried to find out what happened to her son's remains. And even...



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