Pearl Harbor Navy Salvage Diver Dies at 103

SAN DIEGO (AP)—Ken Hartle, who as a Navy diver during World War II had the grim task of retrieving bodies from ships sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 103.

Hartle died Tuesday afternoon at an Escondido, California, center for people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday. A reporter was at his bedside with Hartle’s son and daughter three hours before his death.

Hartle may have been the oldest surviving Pearl Harbor salvage...

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