89-year-old Pearl Harbor Survivor L.C. Rice dies

Posted February 12, 2013 8:49 pm | Filed under News

After a battle with cancer, and many more serving this country overseas, one of the last few remaining survivors of Pearl Harbor has died.

L.C. Rice of Rock Hill died Monday in hospice. He was 89.

Rice was there in 1941 when the Japanese Bombed Pearl Harbor, and later served in Vietnam and Korea.

Chuck Washburn is the past Commander of the American Legion of Rock Hill and knew Rice for several years.

In the years since his retirement, Rice spent time speaking with Rock Hill schoolchildren in recent years. Rice’s nephew, Dewitt Hull, remembers fondly how he could relate to the students.

Rice was born and raised in Rock Hill and retired from the Army after 32 years of service. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.



4 Responses to 89-year-old Pearl Harbor Survivor L.C. Rice dies

  1. Excellent man. Knew him for about 25 years. Love you L.C. Rice and always remember you in my heart and mind.

  2. Cage - PGR & BACA SC Midlands

    As a former paratrooper, retired US Army soldier and son and grandson of those who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam it will be an honor to come up from the Columbia SC area to honor a fellow Vet, hero and role model to our children. We will be coming up with other Patriot Guard members who can do so to give honor and show our deepest respect for this man among men.

  3. shannon broeker

    This is my great grandpa L.C. rice….its so amazing what he did for our country. I did not know him well but I knew enough about him to know he was a great man. Rest in peace gramps I love you.

  4. Excellent Gentleman. He will surely not be forgotten. R.I.P. LC I love you forever. God has his Angel now.