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Pearl Harbor Survivor Speaks to 3 News

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

72 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a number of organizations marked the day the United States was pulled into World War II. The USS Lexington held a memorial ceremony honoring the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and it's survivors today.

The event took place on board the World War II aircraft carrier overlooking Corpus Christi Bay.

We spoke with Bob Batterson, a Pearl Harbor survivor who told 3 News, "It was Sunday morning. We were sleeping in. And it was a holiday routine being Sunday morning. The fact that they came in by surprise meant that none of the guns were manned. We were completely oblivious to anything such as that."

December 7th, 1941 remains one of the most crucial moments in America's history.

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