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Pearl Harbor Survivor celebrates 100th Birthday.



Happy 100th Birthday!!! WWII, Veteran, Pearl Harbor Survivor from the USS Oklahoma, Roy "Swede" Boreen, Retired, CWO, Navy. celebrates his 100th Birthdayin Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Thank you to all that participated in making Swede birthday special.

We are truly blessed to be able to honor our friend “Swede” for his Birthday

Special Thank you to Marva Kirk and Sandhills Veteran Festival, The Heritage Flag Company, Pinehurst First Responders and Patriotic Community for making Swedes Birthday Special!


We capturing the moments of amazing parents spending quality time teaching their kids about our WWII, Veteran, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Retired CWO, Navy, Roy “Swede” Boreen.

Award to our Pinehurst Caretakers


The beautiful handcrafted wood from The Heritage Flag Co. was given to the Pinehurst Brookdale Solutions staff from Children of Fallen Heroes as an award.

The Heroes Behind the Flag Award was presented to Brookdale Solutions in honor of their dedication and commitment to caretaking of our heroes. God Bless

We appreciate each and everyone of you for all you do both seen, and unseen.


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About Swede

Following his 18th birthday, Swede enlisted in the United States Navy on Aug. 3, 1938. He did his recruit training at the U. S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. On Dec. 17, 1938, he was assigned to the Battleship USS Oklahoma (BB37). The USS Oklahoma's home base was shifted from the West Coast to Pearl Harbor in 1940. Swede was aboard the USS Oklahoma when Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.


Swede met the of his life, Cora Evans, in June 1945 at a picnic in Honolulu, Hawaii. Cora worked in stock tracing at the Hawaiian Air Depot, Hickam Field. They were married on Jan. 20, 1946, in San Francisco, Calif.


In September 1959, Swede retired from the U. S. Navy after 21 years of service.

Cora his beautiful wife, passed in June 2004.


For Swedes 100th Birthday, our beloved community gathered together to show appreciation, love, and to wish Happy Birthday to our hero local "Swede".

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