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20:15  07 december  2018
20:15  07 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The Latest: Survivors mark 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor© The Associated Press In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, smoke rises from the battleship USS Arizona as it sinks during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. About 20 survivors are gathering on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at Pearl Harbor to remember thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. The youngest of the survivors is in his mid-90s. The Navy and National Park Service will jointly host the remembrance ceremony Friday at a grassy site overlooking the water and the USS Arizona Memorial. (AP Photo, File)

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — The Latest on the 77th anniversary remembrance ceremony at Pearl Harbor (all times local):

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Less than two dozen survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are gathering to remember the thousands lost 77 years ago.

John Mathrursse is visiting the site of the attack from Mountain View, California. He was an 18-year-old seaman second class walking out of the chow hall on Ford Island to see a friend on the USS West Virginia when the bombing began.

He says bombs and shells were going off in the water and men were getting hurt. He says he helped the ones who were too injured to swim. He carried them to the mess hall and set them on mattresses that people grabbed from the barracks above.

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The 77 th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor will see a steadfast observance by the Navy and National Park Service as the day of infamy's eyewitnesses become less and less capable of carrying the torch themselves. Only about 34 World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors -- now in

Downing was one of several dozen survivors who stood for a moment of silence on a pier overlooking the harbor this morning. On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced he would visit the Pearl Harbor memorial—the first Japanese leader to do so— later this month with U.S. President

Robert Fernandez is now 94-years old. He says he returns to Pearl Harbor for the anniversary because he's now all alone after his wife died four years ago.

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About 20 survivors are gathering at Pearl Harbor to remember thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago.

The youngest of the survivors is in his mid-90s. The Navy and National Park Service will jointly host the remembrance ceremony Friday at a grassy site overlooking the water and the USS Arizona Memorial.

Attendees are expected to observe a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the time the attack began on Dec. 7, 1941. Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 jets will fly overhead in "missing man formation" to break the silence.

No survivor from the USS Arizona will be attending the annual ceremony as none were able to make the trip to Hawaii.

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