WW2 vet to commemorate Battle of Midway on Yorktown

A photo from the Battle of Midway.
A photo from the Battle of Midway.

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A World War 2 Veteran and Battle of Midway survivor will be at Patriots Point on Monday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of that battle.

John Hancock enlisted in the Navy in 1941 at 17 years old after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He fought on the original USS Yorktown that sunk during that Battle of Midway.

Hancock will be on the Yorktown at Patriots Point at 11 a.m. for the commemoration ceremony.

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