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“The toughest guy I’d ever met”: Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Garland’s memorial shares stories of a life fully lived

Pastor Bill Hemenway said that when one looks over the first few chapters in Ray Garland’s life, “it’s more than most people get to live” in a lifetime.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Ray Garland, the Inland Northwest’s last Pearl Harbor survivor, dies at 96

At 96 years old, Ray Garland was the last regional survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, the pivotal moment in American history that led the nation into …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 1 p.m.

Last local Pearl Harbor veteran honored at Spokane Memorial Arena

The Greatest Generation never forgets, especially on Dec. 7.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

The last Pearl Harbor survivor in Spokane honors the fallen

The Inland Northwest’s last known survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor was joined by admirers and supporters for Thursday’s ceremony to commemorate what President Franklin D. …


And then there was one: Ray Garland is last of local Pearl Harbor survivors’ group

Ray Garland, 94, is the last living military veteran on the membership roster of the Lilac City Chapter of Pearl Harbor Survivors. At one time the chapter had 125 active …


Charles Boyer, one of the last Pearl Harbor survivors in Spokane County, dies

The Patriot Guard Riders stood silently, their flags held aloft as a light rain fell at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spokane Valley on Saturday. They’d come to honor Charles …


Pearl Harbor survivors mark anniversary in Spokane

Ray Garland knew only one thing on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941: He had a job to do. Garland watched for a moment as the bombs from Japanese forces …