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Bill McAnany’s 20-year naval career included such major events as Pearl Harbor and the battle of Midway. As the former sailor explained, his time in the service provided him with lessons on the value of life.

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Local veteran reflects on Pearl Harbor and 20-year naval career

A life shaped by war

During a recent interview, baskin in the glow of the sunroom of his Jefferson City residence, veteran Bill McAnany shared the story of his participation in some of the most harrowing events that unfolded during World War II.


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