Oldest living Pearl Harbor veteran to come to 75th anniversary Pearl Harbor ceremonies

(KHON) — The 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is this December.

A plan is underway to help the oldest living survivor travel to Hawaii for what could be his last chance to visit.

Retired Naval chief Ray Chavez is 104-years-old and stays sharp by exercising.

He was assigned to the USS Condor at Pearl Harbor.

He remembers being asleep at his home in Ewa Beach when the Japanese bombing raid began.

Chavez says he traveled to Pearl Harbor for the 50th anniversary, and it was an emotional experience.

“Believe it or not, I cried. I got so emotional,” said Chavez.

Friends are working to raise $40,000 to send Chavez and other Pearl Harbor survivors to Honolulu for the 75th anniversary.

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