A plan is underway to help the oldest living survivor travel to Hawaii for what could be his last chance to visit.
Source: Oldest living Pearl Harbor veteran to come to 75th anniversary Pearl Harbor ceremonies | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/07/15/oldest-living-pearl-harbor-veteran-to-come-to-75th-anniversary-pearl-harbor-ceremonies/).
Accessed on 16 July 2016, 15:33 hrs, UTC.
Please click link to read the full story.
When retired Naval Chief Ray Chavez awoke that fateful morning 75 years ago in his Ewa Beach home, he knew something was wrong as he saw Japanese naval aircraft attacking Pearl Harbor. That day forever changed his life and those of his shipmates.
Now, 75 years after that December, 1941 attack, friends are trying to raise $40,000 to bring the 104-year-old veteran and some of his surviving friends back to Pearl Harbor for what could be their last chance to pay respects for those lost in the attack.
Chavez is remarkably spry, something he attributes to a program of exercising and keeping fit.
There aren’t many survivors left of the Pearl Harbor attack–an event that plunged the United States into World War II and permanently altered our history and place in the world.
For the latest Hawaii Island, state of Hawaii, national, and sports news, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.
Oponions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.
Thanks for joining us today!
Until next time,
Hawaii News Digest