Shasta County Pearl Harbor Survivor Dies

Feb 7, 2013 8:31 PM

A North State Pearl Harbor survivor, who passed away last week, has been laid to rest at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo.

93 year-old Robert McCullough was a member of the Shasta County Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, which now stands at only four members today.

Action News sat down with Mr. McCullough and his fellow survivors last year to talk about their experience during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

“After we saw the red ball on the wings of the plane, we realized they were not ours and then we saw what was happening, they were dropping torpedoes and dropping bombs, and we saw it was the Japanese hitting us, all I remember is that that changed my life, I realized that we had to get in and do what we can, whatever was necessary,” said McCullough in a July 2012 interview.

McCullough, a Shasta High School graduate was on board the USS Medusa at Pearl Harbor when the attack happened.

He died January 27th.


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