HONOLULU – An Army veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the U.S. into World War II has died at age 99.
Herb Weatherwax greeted visitors several times a week at a memorial in Hawaii for the USS Arizona, a battleship that sank in the Japanese attack. He cruised around in a motorized scooter and wore a cap embroidered with "Pearl Harbor Survivor."
National Park Service spokeswoman Rebecca Schwab says Weatherwax died Monday.
Three other Pearl Harbor survivors greet people at the memorial's visitors center.
Weatherwax was a 24-year-old Army private living in Honolulu when he heard loud explosions the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. He saw the USS Arizona enveloped in flames and the USS Oklahoma turned on its side as he headed to his post.
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