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RICHARD FISKE

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RICHARD FISKE, a Pearl Harbor survivor who volunteered at the USS Arizona Memorial, died Friday in Molliili, Hawaii, after brief illness, his son said. He was 82.

Fiske was a 19-year-old bugle player aboard the USS West Virginia on Dec. 7, 1941. He swam ashore to Ford Island shortly before his ship sank.

Years later, at a reunion, Fiske met Zenji Abe, a Japanese dive-bomber pilot who took part in the attack. He embraced his former enemy and the two became friends.

Fiske went on to fight in the battle for Iwo Jima, which he once described as "36 straight days of Pearl Harbor."

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