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One of the few remaining battleship survivors attends Pearl Harbor service

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Burke Waldron, 96, from Utah, who served with the U.S. Naval Ground Force Pacific, held a flower as he looked out over the USS Utah at the ceremony Friday. The USS Utah was the first ship torpedoed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Burke Waldron, 96, from Utah, who served with the U.S. Naval Ground Force Pacific, held a flower as he looked out over the USS Utah at the ceremony Friday. The USS Utah was the first ship torpedoed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                USS Utah survivor Warren Upton, 100, left, was greeted Friday by Burke Waldron, 96, from the state of Utah, who served with the U.S. Naval Ground Force Pacific. Struck by torpedoes, the USS Utah capsized and sank within 12 minutes.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    USS Utah survivor Warren Upton, 100, left, was greeted Friday by Burke Waldron, 96, from the state of Utah, who served with the U.S. Naval Ground Force Pacific. Struck by torpedoes, the USS Utah capsized and sank within 12 minutes.

Above the remains of the sunken USS Utah battleship on Ford Island, a lone survivor — 100-year-old Warren Upton — heard the names of his fallen shipmates read aloud Friday as the sun set over the waters of Pearl Harbor. Read more

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