Stories tagged: ray garland
Sat., April 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
“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.
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.
The Greatest Generation never forgets, especially on Dec. 7.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
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. …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
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 …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
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 …