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San Angelo, Texas native serves in Pearl Harbor 75 years after attack that led U.S. into WWII

By Petty Officer
PEARL HARBOR – As the nation pauses to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred 75 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, the occasion has special meaning for a San Angelo, Texas native who is serving in the U.S. Navy in the very location that drew the United States into World War II. Petty Officer 2nd Class James Hughes, a 2009 Lake View High School graduate, is assigned to the Navy’s U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters. According to Navy officials, the U.S. Pacific Fleet is the world’s largest fleet command, encompassing 100 million square miles, nearly half the Earth’s surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic circle and from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean.

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