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He Survived Pearl Harbor: 'Guys Were Running Out of the Fire'

Lou Conter, last survivor of USS Arizona attack, dies at 102

(Newser) - Lou Conter, the last living survivor of the USS Arizona battleship that exploded and sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 102. Conter passed away on Monday at his home in Grass Valley, California, following congestive heart failure, daughter Louann Daley said, per the AP...

Ken Potts Survived Pearl Harbor
Ken Potts' Death Leaves
One Arizona Survivor

Ken Potts' Death Leaves One Arizona Survivor

Navy veteran, 102, recalled all of Pearl Harbor was on fire

(Newser) - Ken Potts, one of the last two remaining survivors of the USS Arizona battleship, which sank during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 102. Howard Kenton Potts died Friday at the home in Provo, Utah, that he shared with his wife of 66 years, Doris,...

He'll Be Last Crew Member Interred in Sunken USS Arizona

Lauren Bruner was one of the last to escape from the ship at Pearl Harbor

(Newser) - On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. He lived to be 98 years old, marrying twice and outliving...

Trump Visits Pearl Harbor En Route to Asia

Trump, Melania left flowers at USS Arizona

(Newser) - President Trump paid a solemn visit to the memorial at Pearl Harbor Friday, a sacred journey for a commander-in-chief about to depart on an Asia trip that will be shadowed by fears of another international conflict. Trump saluted after entering the USS Arizona memorial following a short boat ride with...

Pearl Harbor Survivors Remember
Pearl Harbor Survivors Remember

Pearl Harbor Survivors Remember

Shrinking ranks of vets, civilians recall attack on 66th anniversary

(Newser) - Pearl Harbor survivors will pause today to remember the attack that reshaped their lives—and the nation's—66 years ago today. The remembrances come as the ever-shrinking number of surviving vets wonder how Americans will remember their legacy, the LA Times reports. Says a historian: "When all of our...

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