Obituaries


“Rosie the Riveter” Inspiration Has Died

By: Mark Loproto

As we watch the number of Pearl Harbor survivors dwindle, we also bid farewell to other icons of the Second World War. The latest World War II hero to pass... Read More

Donald Stratton, USS Arizona Survivor, Has Died

By: Mark Loproto

On the morning of December 7, 1941, six sailors were rescued from the burning and sinking USS Arizona (BB-39) by Joe George, a crew member of the repair ship USS... Read More

Seven Pearl Harbor Survivors Lost in January, 2020

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

In Memoriam: Pearl Harbor Survivors Lost in 2019

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor George Hursey Dies at 98

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Lauren Bruner Last to Join Shipmates on USS Arizona

By: Mark Loproto

In the years following the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the building of the USS Arizona Memorial, 43 former crewmen who survived the events of December 7, 1941 have... Read More

USS Arizona Survivor Lauren Bruner Dies at 98

By: Bruce Danforth

More than 75 years ago, thousands of men—some of them still in their teens—put their lives on the line when the Imperial Japanese Navy launched its attack on Pearl Harbor.... Read More

Fallen USS Oklahoma Twins Identified

By: Mark Loproto

On August 10, 2019, a pair of twin brothers who served and died aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37) were laid to rest with military honors. The services were held, one after the... Read More

USS Arizona Survivor Lonnie Cook Dies at 98

By: Mark Loproto

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,... Read More

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Curator Passes Away

By: Bruce Danforth

Arising from the devastation of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, there grew a sense of community around those involved in the deadly assault. In the aftermath of... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor “Uncle Al” Rodrigues Dies at 99

By: Bruce Danforth

Kauai native Alfred B. Rodrigues, Sr., known to everyone he met as "Uncle Al," passed away on February 24, 2019. The 99-year-old World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor was... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor Patrick McIntyre Passes Away at 96

By: m gurnas

The Memphis, Tennessee area said goodbye to its last known Pearl Harbor survivor with the passing of Patrick McIntyre on January 25, 2019. At 96 years old, McIntyre was one... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor Milton Mapou Dies at 97

By: Mark Loproto

You may not know the name Milton Mapou, but the Central Ohio native was an American hero and a treasure to those who knew him. Mapou was present at Pearl... Read More

In Memoriam: Pearl Harbor Survivors We Lost in 2018

By: Mark Loproto

Each year, the number of living survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor grows smaller and smaller, making it more important than ever to hear and share... Read More

Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Has Died at 106

By: Mark Loproto

Ray Chavez, the oldest Pearl Harbor survivor, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 21, 2018. He was 106. According to his daughter Kathleen Chavez, the veteran’s health had... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor John Reed Dies at 96

By: Mark Loproto

Pearl Harbor survivor John Reed was only a week away from his 97th birthday when passed away on November 12, 2018. Reed was one of the last survivors of Pearl... Read More

Only 15 in 1941, Gerald Langgood Passes Away

By: Mark Loproto

On October 29, 2018, just one day after his 92nd birthday, Gerald Langgood passed away, leaving behind a legacy that included serving during the Pearl Harbor attack when he was... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor Alvin Mays Dies at 96

By: Mark Loproto

More than 76 years ago, the United States suffered the loss of more than 2,400 lives on the devastating morning of December 7, 1941. From the Pearl Harbor attack there... Read More

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