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Ed Stone agreed to a little bet Thursday morning. He signed off on it with Ray Garland, who lives in Idaho and made a surprise call to Stone's house in Syracuse. In 1940, Stone enlisted in the Navy, in Buffalo, thus beginning a journey that would put him in Pearl Harbor 76 years ago today, during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941 . Stone was on the USS Pyro, which had…

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(An earlier version of this column appeared a year ago, but only on BuffaloNews.com. It has been updated for 2017, to appear in print.) Ed Stone enlisted in the Navy in Buffalo, in December 1940. He did what the Navy told him. He brought only a light spring jacket. He remembers that he slept the night before at the YMCA. He remembers the stone steps of the old post o…

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Ed Stone enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Buffalo, in December 1940. He did what the Navy told him. He brought only a light spring jacket. He remembers that he slept the night before at the YMCA. He remembers the stone steps of the old Post Office were coated with ice, and it took him three tries to reach the top, without breaking his neck. He remembers the heater wasn't wo…