4 Pearl Harbor survivors gather for reunion

4 Pearl Harbor survivors gather for reunion

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Four of the remaining nine survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack are vowing this year’s anniversary won’t be their last reunion.

The men in their 90s gathered for a news conference Tuesday in a building overlooking the memorial of the watery grave that is the USS Arizona.

Even though it’s the last official survivor gathering of the USS Arizona Reunion Association, the men say they still plan to get together, even if not in Hawaii.

Sunday marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed 1,177 sailors and Mariners. On Sunday, the four men will toast their shipmates, drinking from replicas of champagne glasses from the Arizona.

The survivors on Tuesday also watched a live-feed of a dive through the ship’s remains. Ashes of 38 survivors are interned there.

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