Last Officer Survior Uss Arizona

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The last survoring officer assigned to the USS ARIZONA  on 7th december 1941

has passed way at age 100

 

 

 

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Langdell saw the USS Arizona sink in a matter of minutes. He helped sailors get to safety and, days later, was asked to pull dead bodies out of the water. He eventually retired as a lieutenant commander, although to most, his rank was and will forever be: Pearl Harbor survivor.

 

Langdell died last week in Northern California. At 100 years old, he had been the oldest living member of the USS Arizona crew and its last surviving officer, according to the USS Arizona Reunion Association.

 

“He was 100 years, three months and 24 days old,” his son, Ted Langdell, wrote in a Facebook tribute to the World War II veteran. “A long-time listener to classical music, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, ‘The Eroica’ played him off this life’s stage.”

 

[With their numbers shrinking, Pearl Harbor survivors make final pilgrimages to Hawaii]

 

Just 334 USS Arizona crew members survived the 1941 attack. With Langdell’s death, there are now only eight crewmen from the Arizona still living, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/10/the-uss-arizonas-last-surviving-officer-has-died-how-the-pearl-harbor-hero-recalled-the-day-of-infamy/?hpid=z5

Edited by Je suis Pittman Apt Sgn
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farewell I salute you

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​farewell,  prayers for you and all your mates

  

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At sea again with your shipmates RIP Sir

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