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Sunnyside's Bud Swigart was just an 18-year old sailor when the USS Kanawhas sank into a sea of fire in the waters surrounding Guadacanal during World War II. Swigart said Japanese pilots made several direct hits to the oil tanker, sinking it in Tulagi Harbor on April 7, 1943.

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