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Algona petty officer survives kamikaze attack

A first-class petty officer in aviation ordnance in the navy for three years Richard spent two years aboard the aircraft Saratoga in the southwest Pacific.  Last February the Saratoga was attacked by a kamikaze pilot, who dropped a bomb which dropped through three decks and landed in a compartment just ahead of where Richard stood.  
Who was this officer and what happened? See Gene Miller's Out of the Past column in the Sept. 24 Kossuth County Advance.

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