Edmund Russell of Lenexa was serving in the Army Air Corps at Wheeler Field in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked. He and other Kansas City area survivors for years would gather on the anniversary of the attack at the Sylvester Powell Community Center in Mission. Russell died Monday at age 99.
Edmund Russell of Lenexa was serving in the Army Air Corps at Wheeler Field in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked. He and other Kansas City area survivors for years would gather on the anniversary of the attack at the Sylvester Powell Community Center in Mission. Russell died Monday at age 99. File photo by Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com
Edmund Russell of Lenexa was serving in the Army Air Corps at Wheeler Field in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked. He and other Kansas City area survivors for years would gather on the anniversary of the attack at the Sylvester Powell Community Center in Mission. Russell died Monday at age 99. File photo by Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com

Edmund Russell, one of KC area’s last Pearl Harbor veterans, dies at age 99

August 23, 2016 04:08 PM

UPDATED August 24, 2016 09:58 PM

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