Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-10 17:19:45 –
Clayton Schenkelberg, believed to be America’s oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor at the age of 103, died on April 14 at a senior care facility in San Diego.
His last year, born a year before the Spanish flu hit the country, included the rush of the current pandemic, COVID-19. He caught it, but didn’t get sick, the family said.
Meanwhile, he experienced an attack on Pearl Harbor’s naval base on December 7, 1941, one of the most fateful days in modern US history, which was World War II in the United States. It led to involvement in. Schenkelberg, a Navy torpedo soldier at a submarine base, volunteered to drive a train with underwater missiles from a Japanese plane strafing. Then he rushed to the arsenal, grabbed the rifle and started shooting back.
After the war, he stayed in the Navy for another 20 years, married, raised seven children, and eventually settled in San Diego, where he pursued his second career as a high school caretaker.
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