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NY vets head to Oahu for Pearl Harbor anniversary

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Two veterans from central New York are at Pearl Harbor for this weekend's 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the U.S. into World War II.

Local media outlets report that 94-year-old Larry Parry and 91-year-old Edward Stone boarded planes in Syracuse this week to return to the scene of the surprise attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

Parry was a 21-year-old soldier stationed at an Army base on the island Oahu. He remembers playing a game of touch football and looking up to see hundreds of planes.

He was sent to Pearl Harbor, where he saw several U.S. battleships sunk or burning.

Stone is a Navy veteran who has returned to Pearl Harbor several times. It's Parry's first trip back since the attack.

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