Veteran's History Project participant dies - - Jackson, MS

Veteran's History Project participant dies

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A World War II naval veteran we profiled as part of WLBT's Veteran History Project passed away this week. Bill Walls was on the Yorktown during the battle of the Coral Sea when the carrier was hit by a bomb.

After undergoing repairs at Pearl Harbor, the ship was in the battle of Midway where Japanese planes sank the carrier.

Walls was picked up by a destroyer and made it safely back to Hawaii.

Visitation will be at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Boulevard with burial on Friday. Bill Walls was 95 years old.

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