— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) December 7, 2016
The word “survivor” seems especially fitting when describing Ray Chavez ”” a 104-year-old gym rat who defies his age. Chavez first became a survivor on Dec. 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor.
“I can’t forget it. I never will,” he says of the attack.
Chavez was stationed at the U.S. naval base when the bombing started.
“I got very emotional that day. There were so many, many innocent people that were lost,” he said.
Read it all (and the video is highly recommended).