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USS Arizona survivor Lou Conter gets hero’s welcome as he arrives to mark attack’s anniversary

  • Video by William Cole / wcole@staradvertiser.com

    USS Arizona survivor Lou Conter flew in Tuesday with nearly 50 ohana and friends from California.

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                                Jessica Kepilino, Hawaiian Airlines’ Guest Services chief agent, wheeled retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter down the red carpet Tuesday after he arrived in Honolulu. Conter, one of three remaining survivors of the USS Arizona, was saluted by sailors from the USS Michael Murphy and Special Projects Patrol Squadron VPU-2.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Jessica Kepilino, Hawaiian Airlines’ Guest Services chief agent, wheeled retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter down the red carpet Tuesday after he arrived in Honolulu. Conter, one of three remaining survivors of the USS Arizona, was saluted by sailors from the USS Michael Murphy and Special Projects Patrol Squadron VPU-2.

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                                Retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter with son Jim Conter and daughter Louann Daley after arriving Tuesday in Honolulu.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter with son Jim Conter and daughter Louann Daley after arriving Tuesday in Honolulu.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter was greeted with a lei by Kelsea Holbrook of Mount Rainier National Park.

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    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter was greeted with a lei by Kelsea Holbrook of Mount Rainier National Park.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter with son Jim Conter and daughter Louann Daley after arriving Tuesday in Honolulu. His flight, Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA19 from Sacramento, Calif., was given a water cannon salute by airport firefighters Tuesday as it made its way to the gate at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter with son Jim Conter and daughter Louann Daley after arriving Tuesday in Honolulu. His flight, Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA19 from Sacramento, Calif., was given a water cannon salute by airport firefighters Tuesday as it made its way to the gate at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

The men of daring and bravery who 78 years ago defended Oahu and fought through the world war that followed are faithfully returning to remember Pearl Harbor and the lives that were lost or forever altered in the deadliest conflict in history. Read more

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