101-year-old returns to Pearl Harbor to remember those lost

    "Pearl Harbor" by The U.S. Army is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    HONOLULU (AP) — Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans are gathering in Hawaii this week to remember those killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack.

    Those attending will observe a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombing began.

    The ceremony marks the 80th anniversary of the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.

    David Russell of Albany, Oregon, will be among the survivors there.

    The 101-year-old was a seaman first class assigned to the USS Oklahoma.

    He remembers torpedoes pounding his battleship and using a rope to jump to the USS Maryland when the Oklahoma capsized.

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