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Freedom Fighters: Bud Pickett

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Bud Pickett joined the Navy at the age of 17 and was assigned to  the U.S.S. Suwanee, the first American ship attacked by Japanese suicide planes in World War II.  Although a third of the crew was killed in the attack, Pickett survived aboard the Suwanee, and went on to fight in most of the major Pacific Theater of War battles.

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