James Cecil, 88, said he apparently is the last survivor of the 70 young men from Central Kentucky who enlisted in the 
so-called Lexington Platoon of the U.S. Marine Corps that fought the Japanese in the Pacific islands during World War II.
James Cecil, 88, said he apparently is the last survivor of the 70 young men from Central Kentucky who enlisted in the so-called Lexington Platoon of the U.S. Marine Corps that fought the Japanese in the Pacific islands during World War II. Herald-Leader
James Cecil, 88, said he apparently is the last survivor of the 70 young men from Central Kentucky who enlisted in the so-called Lexington Platoon of the U.S. Marine Corps that fought the Japanese in the Pacific islands during World War II. Herald-Leader

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May 16, 2012 12:00 AM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.