Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Local vet stationed at Pearl Harbor


December 5, 2018

Ron Warnick

Edward Yost, shown wearing his U.S. Navy jacket in his Center Gift & Frame Shop in Tucumcari, was on the USS Kaskaskia during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. The home port for the USS Kaskaskia was Pearl Harbor, but the ship was hundreds of miles away at the time.

Though sailor Edward Yost and his ship, the USS Kaskaskia, technically were stationed in Pearl Harbor, he and the vessel weren't there when Japanese planes attacked the port Dec. 7, 1941, throwing the United States into World War II.

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