This 101-Year-Old Is the Last Living Survivor of Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona

From a Wall Street Journal story by Joseph Pisani headlined “This 101-Year-Old Is the Last Survivor of Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona”:

Lou Conter was 20 years old when the warship he was on—the USS Arizona—was bombed by Japanese forces at Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Now, at 101, he’s the last known survivor of the USS Arizona. He escaped the burning wreckage and helped crewmates to safety. Just don’t call him a hero.

“I consider the heroes the ones that gave their lives, that never came home to their families,” he said. “They’re the real heroes.”