Crowd Funding Helps Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Return for 75th Anniversary

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor that killed more than 2,400 and propelled the United States into World War II.  There are fewer than 2,000 survivors of the attack alive today.  Last year only seven veterans were healthy enough to attend the anniversary services at the USS Arizona Memorial.

One of them, Ray Chavez of San Diego County who at 104 is the oldest living Pearl Harbor vet, will be returning thanks to the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripp and their GoFundMe campaign that has helped raise money to enable Chavez, his family and other vets to return.

The campaign has raised almost a third of its $30,000 goal, I hope you will join me in supporting this cause.  Thanks to CBS cameraman Justin O’Brien for the tip.

As the son of World War II vet, I also you will remember this important day and the courage and sacrifice of our Greatest Generation.  Let us remain dedicated to the cause they so valiantly advanced.