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101-Year-Old Returns To Pearl Harbor To Remember Those Lost

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Pearl Harbor survivor and World War II Navy veteran David Russell, 101, looks at a painting of the USS Oklahoma while talking about the attack on Pearl Harbor on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Albany, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

(AP) — Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans are gathering in Hawaii this week to remember those killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack. Those attending will observe a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombing began.

The ceremony marks the 80th anniversary of the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. David Russell of Albany, Oregon, will be among the survivors there.

The 101-year-old was a seaman first class assigned to the USS Oklahoma. He remembers torpedoes pounding his battleship and using a rope to jump to the USS Maryland when the Oklahoma capsized.

 

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