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Oldest Known Pearl Harbor Survivor on 75th Anniversary

The Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Just Honored the Anniversary in the Most Beautiful Way

104-year-old US veteran Ray Chavez — the oldest-known Pearl Harbor attack survivor — started working with a trainer 3 years ago to prepare his body to make the trip to Hawaii this week to mark the 75th anniv. of the attack. Read more on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt report here: #InspiringAmerica #PearlHarbor

Posted by NBC News on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

At 109-years-old, Ray Chavez is the oldest-known Pearl Harbor attack survivor. Chavez, who was serving in the US navy when the bombings took place 75 years ago, says he still remembers the tragic day. "There were so many innocent people that were lost," he told NBC News. To honor those who died on Dec. 7, 1941, Chavez says he trained with a professional trainer for three years to be able to travel back to Hawaii and pay his respects. Watch the one-minute video above to learn more about Chavez's heartwarming trip back to Pearl Harbor that will leave you misty-eyed.

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