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Grandson of USS Arizona admiral speaks at Pacific Historic Parks celebration

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                                Cameron Kidd Smith, left, is the great-grandson and retired Navy Capt. Isaac Kidd III is the grandson of Rear Adm. Isaac Kidd. Kidd stands next to a portrait of his grandfather, who was killed while manning the deck of the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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    Cameron Kidd Smith, left, is the great-grandson and retired Navy Capt. Isaac Kidd III is the grandson of Rear Adm. Isaac Kidd. Kidd stands next to a portrait of his grandfather, who was killed while manning the deck of the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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                                Rege Riley, past National Commander American Veterans, left, and Donovan A. Lazarus, American Veterans Hawaii Commander, greeted retired Navy Capt. Isaac Kidd III, the grandson of the Rear Adm. Isaac Kidd. Kidd was in Hawaii to help Pacific Historic Parks celebrate its 40th anniversary.

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    Rege Riley, past National Commander American Veterans, left, and Donovan A. Lazarus, American Veterans Hawaii Commander, greeted retired Navy Capt. Isaac Kidd III, the grandson of the Rear Adm. Isaac Kidd. Kidd was in Hawaii to help Pacific Historic Parks celebrate its 40th anniversary.

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                                Isaac Kidd III, left, shook hands with Ron Lam, American Veterans Department of Hawaii First Vice Commander, Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

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    Isaac Kidd III, left, shook hands with Ron Lam, American Veterans Department of Hawaii First Vice Commander, Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

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                                Three U.S. battleships are hit from the air during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

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    Three U.S. battleships are hit from the air during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Rear Adm. Isaac Kidd, who served aboard the battleship USS Arizona, was the highest-ranking casualty on Dec. 7, 1941, and the first flag officer to lose his life in World War II. Read more

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