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    "I remember Pearl Harbor day," said 97-year-old John Crumpton of Oxford. Crumpton was a senior in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked. "The whole world changed on that day."

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    John Crumpton of Oxford was the commanding officer of the USS Theodore E. Chandler during his tour of the Vietnam War. The ship was one of eight ships that Crumpton sailed on during his career with the U.S. Navy.

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    John Crumpton of Oxford served on eight ships during his career in the U.S. Navy.

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    John Crumpton was born in Craig Springs, Mississippi. He followed his wife back to her home state of Maine, where they bought a home in Oxford. "I lost her ten years ago," Crumpton said about his wife, Eve.

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    John Crumpton was a senior in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he graduated.

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    World War II veteran John Crumpton, 97, lives in Oxford.

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    World War II veteran John Crumpton, 97, picks up a bag of food Tuesday from his steps outside his home in Oxford. Neighbors will often leave food for Crumpton.

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