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Pearl Harbor survivor’s remains to be interred with his twin brother on USS Arizona

FARGO, N.D. » Relatives of a man who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor said they will soon travel to Hawaii to place his remains with those of his identical twin, who was killed when the Japanese attacked nearly 75 years ago.

WDAY-TV reports that Pearl Harbor survivor John Anderson died in 2015, and his remains were cremated. His family members in Fargo-Moorhead said they plan travel to Hawaii to inter his remains at the sunken USS Arizona on Dec. 7 next to his brother Jake Anderson.

Keith Anderson, John Anderson’s nephew, said Jake Anderson was killed by machine gunfire while trying to get to his anti-aircraft gun station on the deck. John Anderson, who survived a second wave of attacks on the ship, rescued others who were injured.

“The second wave came in and machine gunned his boat everyone died except John and he still swam back through burning water to shore where he spent the night,” said Keith Anderson.

A Navy SEAL team will dive underwater and inter the remains at Jake Anderson’s final resting spot on Dec. 7, according to Keith Anderson.

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