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Seven Pearl Harbor Survivors Lost in January, 2020

January 30, 2020 ·  
Every year, as we get further in time from the events of December 7, 1941, we must bid farewell to an ever-increasing number of the heroes who lived through that day. Sadly, seven veterans of the attack on Pearl Harbor have passed on in the first weeks of the new year. These are the Pearl […]
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Legacy of a Pearl Harbor Survivor Published

January 04, 2020 ·  
One of the best routes to understanding the attack on Pearl Harbor is through the words of those who lived through it. On the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, survivor Will Lehner published his personal account of the tragic events that unfolded on December 7, 1941, in a memoir titled Legacy of a Pearl […]
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In Memoriam: Pearl Harbor Survivors Lost in 2019

January 02, 2020 ·  
As the years move us ever further from the events of December 7, 1941, we find ourselves bidding farewell to more and more of the men who lived through the horrors of that day. The following is a list of the Pearl Harbor survivors lost in 2019. Robert M. Bishop August 22, 2019 Bishop served aboard […]
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USS Arizona Survivor Lou Conter Returns

December 05, 2019 ·  
In 2018, the Pearl Harbor anniversary commemoration took place with something missing. It was the first year that no survivors of the USS Arizona (BB-39) attended the Oahu ceremony. All well into their 90s, the survivors weren’t physically able to cross the Pacific to join in the remembrance of the men with whom they served […]
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Pearl Harbor Survivor George Hursey Dies at 98

November 22, 2019 ·  
As we move ever further away in time from the events of December 7, 1941, we continue to bid farewell to the brave men and women who lived through the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. Their first-hand accounts of the Japanese attack have been invaluable, but the passage of time makes the loss of these […]
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Pearl Harbor Survivors Tell Their Stories

October 19, 2019 ·  
Before embarking on a Pearl Harbor tour, it's a great idea to get some background about the December 7, 1941 attack. First-hand accounts are the best way to get a feel for the events of that fateful day and the war that followed, but the number of Pearl Harbor survivors is dwindling all the time. […]
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Last Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Disbands

September 25, 2019 ·  
The last chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association held its final meeting in September, 2019, marking the official end of the historic association. Carnation Chapter 3 in La Mesa, CA hosted its last meeting after the passing of Navy Capt. Jack Evans left the organization without a vice president. The chapter’s president, Stuart Hedley, […]
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Heroes of the Harbor: John Finn

August 29, 2019 ·  
The Medal of Honor isn’t an award given without careful thought and consideration, so those who are chosen to receive it are known for having gone above and beyond the call of duty. In 1942, a US Navy Chief Petty Officer named John Finn became the first serviceman to be awarded the Medal of Honor […]
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USS Arizona Survivor Lonnie Cook Dies at 98

August 05, 2019 ·  
On July 31, 2019, the United States lost one of the few remaining survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack on USS Arizona (BB-39). Lonnie Cook, a native of Morris, OK, was 98 years old. Lonnie Cook at Pearl Harbor At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, Lonnie Cook was serving aboard USS Arizona […]
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USS Oklahoma Survivor Celebrates 101st Birthday

March 27, 2019 ·  
Each passing year brings the loss of more and more survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack, so when one of these heroes celebrates a birthday, it’s cause for celebration. One of these survivors is Colorado resident Bernie Weber, who celebrated his 101st birthday on March 21, 2019. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of Weber’s […]
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