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Editorial: Losing our WWII heroes

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Retired Lt. Commander Lou Conter, one of three remaining survivors of the USS Arizona, is given a special gate-side welcome by Hawaiian Airlines at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport upon his arrival on Tuesday. Conter is expected to be the last USS Arizona survivor to join the annual ceremony.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Retired Lt. Commander Lou Conter, one of three remaining survivors of the USS Arizona, is given a special gate-side welcome by Hawaiian Airlines at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport upon his arrival on Tuesday. Conter is expected to be the last USS Arizona survivor to join the annual ceremony.

In what has become a poignant dwindling over the decades, just three crewmen of the USS Arizona, bombed by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941, are alive today. Read more

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