One of last survivors of USS Arizona dies

Raymond Haerry, 94, of Rhode Island, didn’t do much talking in August on his experience on the USS Arizona the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Haerry, however, had told his story to his son who recounted it for this Navy video.

Haerry, who was one of six still-living survivors of the Arizona, had one piece of advice, however. “Take things as they go along,” he said.

His son announced today his dad has died.

The 1941 attack claimed the lives of 1,177 officers and crewmen.

Related: A USS Arizona survivor gets beyond the past for the sake of peace (Los Angeles Times)

  • Guest

    Kudos to those who serve. They all go in harm’s way for us.

  • Gary F

    Thanks fellas.

  • crystals

    One of the things I learned at the USS Arizona memorial last year was that almost 40 men who were on the ship that day and survived have chosen to have their remains interred inside the Arizona. I never knew that before, and now will never forget it.