Family Remembers Decorated WWII Veteran

Harry Phil Pearce, one of the Tri-State’s most highly decorated veterans, passed away last weekend.

Harry Phil Pearce, one of the Tri-State’s most highly decorated veterans, passed away last weekend.

Pearce served in the Marine Corps during World War II. The White County-native received the Navy Cross, the second highest military honor, for his bravery in the Battle of Okinawa.

The funeral for Pearce will be held Thursday morning in Carmi. 

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