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Pearl Harbor survivor, greeter at memorial dies at age 99

5 years 6 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 13 2016 Dec 13, 2016 December 13, 2016 8:44 PM December 13, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

HONOLULU - An Army veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the U.S. into World War II has died at age 99.

Herb Weatherwax greeted people several times a week at the visitors center of a Hawaii memorial for the USS Arizona, a battleship that sank in the Japanese attack. He cruised around in a motorized scooter and wore a cap embroidered with "Pearl Harbor Survivor."

National Park Service spokeswoman Rebecca Schwab says Weatherwax died Monday.

Three other Pearl Harbor survivors greet people at the visitors center.

Weatherwax was a 24-year-old Army private living in Honolulu when he heard loud explosions the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. He saw the USS Arizona enveloped in flames and the USS Oklahoma turned on its side as he headed to his post.

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