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Oklahoma veteran fought in some of largest naval battles of WW II

World War II veteran William "Mack" MacKelvie talks about his experiences. [Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman]

World War II veteran William "Mack" MacKelvie talks about his experiences. [Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman]

YUKON — William MacKelvie saw plenty from the bridge of the USS Birmingham during World War II. The spectacle of a crew working seamlessly together, triumphs like the raising of the American flag over Mount Suribachi, along with horrors he never forgot. Growing up in Pittsfield in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, MacKelvie was 18...
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