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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

Last Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Disbands

By: Mark Loproto

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,... 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 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

Joseph Gasper Still Going Strong at 100

By: Mark Loproto

Joseph Gasper survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, though for a few terrible moments he wasn't sure he would. On the morning of December 7th, 1941, Gasper was taking part... 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

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 Ed Johann Turns 95

By: Birte Petersen

In 1941, one of the greatest tragedies in American history happened at Pearl Harbor, in the Territory of Hawaii, when Japanese airplanes launched a surprise attack on the Navy base... Read More

Pearl Harbor’s Youngest: 16-Year-Old Robert Olsen

By: Mark Loproto

You may have heard the story of Calvin Graham, the youngest American to fight in World War II, who was only 12 years old when he enlisted in the Navy... Read More

Mal Middlesworth: Still Telling His Story

By: Mark Loproto

He was only one month shy of graduating when Mal Middlesworth enlisted with the United States Marine Corps, leaving behind his family and his high school sweetheart, JoJean Ciraulo. It... Read More

Ray Chavez: Still On Duty at 106

By: Mark Loproto

One might expect that, at 106 years old, Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Chavez would be ready to retire from being a public figure. But for the oldest known Pearl Harbor... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor Jim Downing Passes Away

By: Mark Loproto

Jim Downing was a man who embraced his status as a survivor of the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. It was a rare occasion when he wouldn’t take the... Read More

100 Year Old Pearl Harbor Survivor Wayne Shelnutt

By: Bruce Danforth

Check out this excellent article by Pete Mecca of the Rockdale News about Pearl Harbor Survivor Wayne Shelnutt. His account of the attack is quite fascinating. He served aboard the... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor from the Ozarks James Carter

By: J. Owen

James Carter was a Navy machinist on Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor. This Pearl Harbor Survivor from the Ozarks did not talk much about his Navy Career or about... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor – Frank Chebetar

By: J. Owen

Frank Chebetar was a cook on the destroyer Phelps when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He stayed in the Navy through WWII and until 1960, when he had a second career... Read More

Detailed Story from Pearl Harbor Survivor John A. Rauschkolb

By: J. Owen

Pearl Harbor Survivor John A. Rauschkolb did not talk often about Pearl Harbor before he retired as a US Postal worker. Then he began to share his stories and became... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor From Texas Frank Curre

By: J. Owen

We love hearing stories from Pearl Harbor Survivors. Frank Curre, a Pearl Harbor Survivor from Texas, has an incredible story. He shared with NPR's StoryCorps.  You can listen to Frank... Read More

Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors

By: J. Owen

Are you one of the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors? If so you must be proud. It is no exaggeration to call them the Greatest Generation. Pearl Harbor... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivors and Stories

By: J. Owen

To those who served our armed forces and experienced the dreadful attack on Pearl Harbor: We salute you. Your stories are important and we hope that by posting your stories... Read More

Pearl Harbor Survivor Stories of the Attack

By: J. Owen

There was a time when you could visit Pearl Harbor and there would be two or three people telling Pearl Harbor Survivor stories about their experience of the attack. Of course, as... Read More