University House WWII veterans share their stories

November 5, 2013

In the most inadvertent way, the St. Louis Cardinals might have saved Jack Yusen’s life during World War II.

Had Yusen not correctly identified the baseball team that won the 1944 World Series, his rescuers might have dismissed the group of USS Samuel B. Roberts survivors, taking them for the enemy.

Photos by Christina Corrales-Toy Above, Pete Peterson, of Issaquah, displays his shadowbox of medals he earned while participating in the invasions of both Iwo Jima and Okinawa during World War II.

Photos by Christina Corrales-Toy
Pete Peterson, of Issaquah, displays his shadowbox of medals he earned while participating in the invasions of both Iwo Jima and Okinawa during World War II.

“But they heard ‘St. Louis Cardinals’ and they came right to us,” Yusen said.

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