Pearl Harbor survivor, greeter at memorial dies at age 99
An Army veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the US into World War II has died at age 99.
Honolulu: An Army veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the US 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 motorised 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 December 7, 1941.
He saw the USS Arizona enveloped in flames and the USS Oklahoma turned on its side as he headed to his post.