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Pearl Harbor survivor, Ray Emory, who is a recent widower, leaves for the mainland soon to live with family.
Before he left the islands, he asked to visit the pier tomorrow where his ship, USS Honolulu was berthed on Dec. 7. Emory plans to bring his sister, grandson and several other family members and friends.
More than five hundred Sailors were on hand to form an honor cordon, "Man the Rails" of the nearby USS O'Kane, and cheer him with "Hip, Hip, Hooray." A brass quintet from CPF Band performed patriotic music. Emory, at left, is being driven through honor cordon by MIDPAC Command Master Chief, Greg Carlson.