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Joe Langdell, Oldest Survivor Of 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack On USS Arizona, Dies At 100

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Without these men, and women of our greatest generation, we would not have been the people we were for the 50 years following this massacre! Thank GOD they can not see us today!



Another one of the Greatest Generation headed for one last formation and roll call.

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Joe Langdell was known for the World War II stories he could tell.

He was well qualified, having watched from shore as his ship, the USS Arizona, sank during the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

The 100-year-old Langdell — the Yuba-Sutter, Calif., area’s last Pearl Harbor survivor and a fixture in Marysville’s annual Veterans Day parade — died Wednesday, family members confirmed.

He had an outgoing personality as well as an affinity recounting the historic attack and had been living in Yuba City, Calif.[…]

John Langdell said his father’s remains will be interred at the site of the USS Arizona, the ship on which he served, next Dec. 7. A local public memorial service will likely be held in April, he said.

Don Schrader, a local veterans advocate and a board member of the Museum of Forgotten Warriors in Yuba County, noted Langdell visited the museum from time to time.

“He went to the parades and always wore his uniform,” Schrader said. “It’s the passing of an era. It is unfortunate, but we are losing those guys.”[…]

The Appeal-Democrat has recounted Joe Langdell’s story multiple times during the past several decades. As told to the A-D in 2009, he was 28 years old and asleep on Ford Island when the attack happened and watched helplessly from shore as the Arizona sank and 1,177 sailors assigned to it were lost.

Retiring as a lieutenant commander, Joe Langdell was thought to be the last surviving officer assigned at that time to the Arizona. He was recently one of only seven survivors from the ship, John Langdell said.

Joe Langdell told the Appeal-Democrat in 2009 that he likely would have been killed if he had been on board the Arizona when it was attacked. “Saw it sink? Hell, yes,” he said in 2009. “I was right there on shore, as close as you could get while keeping out of the bomb range.”
 

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Remains of 7 Pearl Harbor 'Unknowns' Identified...

Military Identifies Remains of 7 Pearl Harbor 'Unknowns'
Nov 10, 2015 | The remains of seven crew members missing since the USS Oklahoma capsized in the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor have been identified, the military said Monday.
The names of the servicemen identified using dental records will be released after their families have been notified. In June, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency began digging up the remains of nearly 400 USS Oklahoma sailors and Marines from a veterans cemetery in Honolulu where they were buried as "unknowns." Within five years, officials expect to identify about 80 percent of the Oklahoma crew members still considered missing. The military says it started the project because advances in forensic science and technology are improving the ability to identify remains.

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Military pallbearers salute over the exhumed remains of unidentified crew members of the USS Oklahoma killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor.​

On Monday, officials exhumed the last four of 61 caskets containing unknown people from the Oklahoma. Many of the caskets include the remains of multiple individuals. Families will have the option of receiving remains as they are identified, or waiting until the agency has more pieces of a body or even a complete skeleton. Navy casualty officers will let families know their options.

Altogether, 429 men on board the World War II battleship were killed. Only 35 were identified in the years immediately after. Identification work will be conducted at agency laboratories in Hawaii and Nebraska. DNA analysis will be conducted at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. More than 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Oklahoma's casualties were second only to the USS Arizona, which lost 1,177 men.

Military Identifies Remains of 7 Pearl Harbor 'Unknowns' | Military.com
 

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Without these men, and women of our greatest generation, we would not have been the people we were for the 50 years following this massacre! Thank GOD they can not see us today!



Another one of the Greatest Generation headed for one last formation and roll call.

Via Stars and Stripes

Joe Langdell was known for the World War II stories he could tell.

He was well qualified, having watched from shore as his ship, the USS Arizona, sank during the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

The 100-year-old Langdell — the Yuba-Sutter, Calif., area’s last Pearl Harbor survivor and a fixture in Marysville’s annual Veterans Day parade — died Wednesday, family members confirmed.

He had an outgoing personality as well as an affinity recounting the historic attack and had been living in Yuba City, Calif.[…]

John Langdell said his father’s remains will be interred at the site of the USS Arizona, the ship on which he served, next Dec. 7. A local public memorial service will likely be held in April, he said.

Don Schrader, a local veterans advocate and a board member of the Museum of Forgotten Warriors in Yuba County, noted Langdell visited the museum from time to time.

“He went to the parades and always wore his uniform,” Schrader said. “It’s the passing of an era. It is unfortunate, but we are losing those guys.”[…]

The Appeal-Democrat has recounted Joe Langdell’s story multiple times during the past several decades. As told to the A-D in 2009, he was 28 years old and asleep on Ford Island when the attack happened and watched helplessly from shore as the Arizona sank and 1,177 sailors assigned to it were lost.

Retiring as a lieutenant commander, Joe Langdell was thought to be the last surviving officer assigned at that time to the Arizona. He was recently one of only seven survivors from the ship, John Langdell said.

Joe Langdell told the Appeal-Democrat in 2009 that he likely would have been killed if he had been on board the Arizona when it was attacked. “Saw it sink? Hell, yes,” he said in 2009. “I was right there on shore, as close as you could get while keeping out of the bomb range.”
Not to take it away but how can you be a survivor of the USS Arizona when you're on shore?
 

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Without these men, and women of our greatest generation, we would not have been the people we were for the 50 years following this massacre! Thank GOD they can not see us today!



Another one of the Greatest Generation headed for one last formation and roll call.

Via Stars and Stripes

Joe Langdell was known for the World War II stories he could tell.

He was well qualified, having watched from shore as his ship, the USS Arizona, sank during the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

The 100-year-old Langdell — the Yuba-Sutter, Calif., area’s last Pearl Harbor survivor and a fixture in Marysville’s annual Veterans Day parade — died Wednesday, family members confirmed.

He had an outgoing personality as well as an affinity recounting the historic attack and had been living in Yuba City, Calif.[…]

John Langdell said his father’s remains will be interred at the site of the USS Arizona, the ship on which he served, next Dec. 7. A local public memorial service will likely be held in April, he said.

Don Schrader, a local veterans advocate and a board member of the Museum of Forgotten Warriors in Yuba County, noted Langdell visited the museum from time to time.

“He went to the parades and always wore his uniform,” Schrader said. “It’s the passing of an era. It is unfortunate, but we are losing those guys.”[…]

The Appeal-Democrat has recounted Joe Langdell’s story multiple times during the past several decades. As told to the A-D in 2009, he was 28 years old and asleep on Ford Island when the attack happened and watched helplessly from shore as the Arizona sank and 1,177 sailors assigned to it were lost.

Retiring as a lieutenant commander, Joe Langdell was thought to be the last surviving officer assigned at that time to the Arizona. He was recently one of only seven survivors from the ship, John Langdell said.

Joe Langdell told the Appeal-Democrat in 2009 that he likely would have been killed if he had been on board the Arizona when it was attacked. “Saw it sink? Hell, yes,” he said in 2009. “I was right there on shore, as close as you could get while keeping out of the bomb range.”


Used to think they were the greatest generation too, but in fact they were simply ignorant. If you keep your people in the dark and spoonfeed them whatever narrative you want, they'll do your bidding without question. Like the people of DPRK who truly believe their Dear Leader is the great thing going. But only because they don't know any better. When people have good info it becomes a lot harder to convince them to go murder and die for you. Could never do WWII today. People know too much. Isn't that we changed so much as got wise and quit buying the bullshit.
 

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Without these men, and women of our greatest generation, we would not have been the people we were for the 50 years following this massacre! Thank GOD they can not see us today!



Another one of the Greatest Generation headed for one last formation and roll call.

Via Stars and Stripes

Joe Langdell was known for the World War II stories he could tell.

He was well qualified, having watched from shore as his ship, the USS Arizona, sank during the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

The 100-year-old Langdell — the Yuba-Sutter, Calif., area’s last Pearl Harbor survivor and a fixture in Marysville’s annual Veterans Day parade — died Wednesday, family members confirmed.

He had an outgoing personality as well as an affinity recounting the historic attack and had been living in Yuba City, Calif.[…]

John Langdell said his father’s remains will be interred at the site of the USS Arizona, the ship on which he served, next Dec. 7. A local public memorial service will likely be held in April, he said.

Don Schrader, a local veterans advocate and a board member of the Museum of Forgotten Warriors in Yuba County, noted Langdell visited the museum from time to time.

“He went to the parades and always wore his uniform,” Schrader said. “It’s the passing of an era. It is unfortunate, but we are losing those guys.”[…]

The Appeal-Democrat has recounted Joe Langdell’s story multiple times during the past several decades. As told to the A-D in 2009, he was 28 years old and asleep on Ford Island when the attack happened and watched helplessly from shore as the Arizona sank and 1,177 sailors assigned to it were lost.

Retiring as a lieutenant commander, Joe Langdell was thought to be the last surviving officer assigned at that time to the Arizona. He was recently one of only seven survivors from the ship, John Langdell said.

Joe Langdell told the Appeal-Democrat in 2009 that he likely would have been killed if he had been on board the Arizona when it was attacked. “Saw it sink? Hell, yes,” he said in 2009. “I was right there on shore, as close as you could get while keeping out of the bomb range.”


Used to think they were the greatest generation too, but in fact they were simply ignorant. If you keep your people in the dark and spoonfeed them whatever narrative you want, they'll do your bidding without question. Like the people of DPRK who truly believe their Dear Leader is the great thing going. But only because they don't know any better. When people have good info it becomes a lot harder to convince them to go murder and die for you. Could never do WWII today. People know too much. Isn't that we changed so much as got wise and quit buying the bullshit.
Ignorant? Just exactly what were they being kept in the dark about at that time?
 
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