Nation’s Oldest Pearl Harbor Veteran, 106, Gets a Patriotic Farewell in San Diego County

This week, Poway said goodbye to its most famous citizen, Ray Chavez, who until his death at age 106 last month, was the nation’s oldest surviving Pearl Harbor veteran.

Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Chavez (center) sits with his daughter Kathleen Chavez (left) and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Dorian Bozza (right) during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at Kilo Pier on Dec. 7, 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Credit: Craig T. Kojima – Pool/Getty Images)


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