Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Dies
(Honolulu, HI) — The oldest Pearl Harbor survivor has passed away. Ray Chavez died in his sleep Wednesday at the age of 106. He was assigned to the USS Condor when the Japanese attacked the base on December 7th, 1941. Chavez was living in Poway, California and was able to travel to Hawaii on the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in 2016. He recently met President Trump at the White House on Memorial Day. The White House tweeted a statement after learning of his passing. It read “We are saddened to hear the oldest living Pearl Harbor veteran, Ray Chavez, has passed away at the age of 106. We were honored to host him at the White House earlier this year. Thank you for your service to our great Nation, Ray!”
Chavez will be buried at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego.
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