Tuesday, May 3, 2016

One of the Last USS Arizona Survivors Has Died

From the April 28, 2016, Fox 5 New York.

Clarendon "Clare" Hetrick, 92, has died.  He was one of the last seven USS Arizona survivors.

At the time of the attack, he was an 18-year-old mess cook and ran to his battle station in his underwear.  When a bomb hit the ship, he managed to climb a ladder and help a stuck sailor before jumping over the side of the ship into the water.

The family plans to have his ashes interred with fellow shipmates on the USS Arizona.


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