Joe Langdell, a oldest vital survivor of Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona, died Wednesday during a age of 100.
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Langdell, who left his pursuit as a youth accountant in Boston to join a Navy in 1940, was one of 344 from a Arizona to tarry a Dec. 7, 1941 attack. With his death, usually 8 crewmen remain, The Arizona Republic reports. Langdell’s initial assignment was during a USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, and on Dec. 6, 1941, he spent a night in a fort on a tiny patch of land in Pearl Harbor after a training session.
He was awakened by a attack, and helped harmed sailors and Marines get medical care, and in a days following recovered bodies. He remained in a Navy by World War II, and via his life wore a USS Arizona hat. In a 2006 video talk with his son Ted, he said, “The doctrine I’ve schooled from that knowledge is that a 1,177 group entombed on a boat right now will never know a adore of a mother or a fun of grandchildren. We all have to remember that they did not die in vain.”
Services will be hold for Langdell, and eventually his stays will be interred in a disadvantage of a USS Arizona. Crew members reserved to a Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, can have their stays laid to rest nearby a No. 4 gun turret, and 32 have selected to do so.