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Surviving member of USS Arizona, Lonnie Cook, dies at 98

Posted at 12:33 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 13:33:17-04

One of the five remaining members of the USS Arizona's surviving crew has died.

According to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial - Lonnie Cook passed away this morning at the age of 98.

We had the honor of speaking with him just two years ago about the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

"After we were able to go out on deck, we took people out coming our of their compartment," said Cook. "Some of them were burned so bad. They called me by name. I couldn't tell who they were."

There were only 335 servicemen on board the USS Arizona who survived the attack.

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