July 18, 2024

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Oldest residing Pearl Harbor survivor, WWII veteran given heroic sendoff as he travels to Nationwide WWII Museum

Oldest residing World Battle II veteran given heroic sendoff as he travels to Nationwide WWII Museum


Oldest residing World Battle II veteran given heroic sendoff as he travels to Nationwide WWII Museum

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The nation’s oldest residing World Battle Ii veteran was handled to a heroic sendoff at Union Station on Friday, when he launched into a journey from Los Angeles to The Nationwide WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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United States Military Non-public First Class Joseph Eskenazi, 105-years-old, was invited to the museum as part of The Gary Sinise Basis’s Hovering Valor Program. For the final eight years, the Hovering Valor program has invited WWII veterans to the museum that was constructed of their honor.

“It has been fairly an event for me,” Eskenazi mentioned. “I actually appreciated all of the those who participated in creating this second.”

He was joined by a number of different WWII veterans that have been additionally headed to New Orleans, as an alternative touring by way of airplane out of John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, in addition to a number of members of his household. 

“Ever since I used to be born, in the event that they requested me, ‘What’s it you wanna do?’ I might say, ‘I like journey,'” Eskenazi mentioned. 

Eskenazi, a Redondo Seashore-resident, is the oldest residing survivor of the assault on Pearl Harbor. He joined the Military in 1941, and was stationed on the Schofield Barracks throughout the Dec. 7, 1941 assault. 

“PFC Eskenazi drove a bulldozer throughout an open area, whereas being strafed and almost hit by Japanese planes, to start to restore the prepare tracks to organize defenses for the anticipated invasion of Hawaii,” in accordance with an announcement from the Gary Sinise Basis. 

The three-day journey is predicted to finish on Sunday.