Oldest Remaining Survivor Of USS Arizona Dies At 98
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John Anderson, the oldest remaining survivor of the USS Arizona, sunk when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, died Saturday in Roswell, New Mexico. Anderson's death leaves just seven known surviving Arizona crewmen -- all of whom are in their 90s. Of the roughly 1,500 crew members assigned to the Arizona, 1,177 were killed on Dec. 7, 1941 . Anderson died of complications after surgery to repair a broken hip, his son John Anderson Jr. said. He was 98. "He was on top of everything until he passed away, he didn't miss a beat," his son told The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Monday. Last year, Anderson was among four USS Arizona survivors who gathered at Pearl Harbor for an official survivor gathering of the USS Arizona Reunion Association. Anderson enlisted in the Navy on March 16, 1937, and reported onboard the USS Arizona on December 6, 1940, a year and one day before the Pearl Harbor attack, according to the USS Arizona Reunion Association. On the morning of Dec.
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