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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Villanueva recounts his father’s service on the S.S. McKeesport

Participants in the SS McKeesport Ceremony

April 29, 2022, marked the 79th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. McKeesport.

The City of McKeesport remembered this Merchant Marine vessel and its crew with a ceremony and luncheon at the Palisades. Mayor Michael Cherepko, City Administrator Tom Maglicco, and the S.S. McKeesport Committee were most honored to meet Jari Villanueva, whose father Augusto "Gus" Villanueva served on the S.S. McKeesport in 1943.

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