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Pearl Harbor survivor George Bland dies

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

One of the last survivors of the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, a Virginian, has died.

A spokesperson for the Virginia War Memorial Education Foundation confirmed Monday that George Bland has died.

Bland served on the USS West Virginia, where he was a member of the fire brigade, a mess steward and a gun loader. The day after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, Bland was transferred to the USS Mugford.

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