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wednesday marks 75 years since the japanese attack on pearl harbor. president franklin roosevelt in infamy. u.s. service members are gathering in hawaii for a memorial. among them the oldest known american survivor. >>ep fell on the uss arizona in pearl harbor, then seaman first-class ray chavez finished a shift. >> the harbor was on fire. and the ships were smoking, black smoke, because the japanese had torpedoed and bombed. >> more than 2400 americans died that day. at 104 years old, chavez is known as the oldest living survivor of the attack. the veteran didn't talk about what he witnessed until 50 years later.
>> because i saw what all of the men that were lost, all of the ships that were sunk. today, chavez has not lost his . three years ago, at 101 years old here, started coming to this gym. >> very good, ray. >> chavez weighed 93 pound and gained 20 pounds of muscle. >> stretches me. pulled me. turns me around. and, oh, my gosh, it's great.>> to raise $13,000 to send chavez, his daughter, anne thompson to hawaii to attend pearl harbor wednesday. >> i am very proud to serve and that has, have told me that >> reporter: chavez knows this may be his last trip back. he only has one request. to go to dinner. >> more than 2400 americans died
in the attack on pearl harbor. all most half of them, 1,177 e . now one of arizona survivors is telling his story in a book john blackstone has the story. >> reporter: the battleship arizona graces the back of donald stratton's classic truck. now at 9 hu-acraft gun. >> right there. >> a 19-year-old he fought the japanese sneak attack on pea in less than two hours american naval power in the pacific has been paralyzed. pilots waved at us and smiled. >> they were waving at you while shooting at you? >> that's right. we fired at them. but we could see our bursts in the sky and they they were way short.
>> the arizona onef battleships under unrelenting japanese air strikes. >> just blew a fire ball, 600, 800 feet in the air. that engulfed us. >> i was like, bent over. strat his son. >> the phone goes off the he jumps through the ceiling because of the bomb going off. >> dense black smoke billowed to the sky as the control tower began to keel over. >> reporter: nearly 75 years, stratton said little about how he survived as more than 1,100 others on the arizona perished. but he has finallyttof theallia. it reveals things even velma, his wife of almost 67 years had never heard. >> when i read the book i cried.
he really never talked about it. he ner anything that happened. >> of the explosion stratton writes, the flames found us. burning off our clothes, our hair, our skmen stbled around o like human torches. each collapsing into a flaming pile of flesh. a makeup artist re-creation of his injuries, its hard to look at. >> how do you go on fighting or trying to survive with that amount of pain?ell, it's -- sel preservation. arms and threw it down. it was in the way. >> reporter: you pulled the skin off your arms? >> well, i was burned. it was just hanging down there. >> with the flames below hands some how pulled himself along the rope, 80 feet to you were coming across the rope.
>> yeah, they were still, everything yeah. >> recovery meant months of searinin his limbs, stratton refused. >> did you think you were going to make it? >> don't thinkt e kept away. a year after pearl harbor, he reenlisted and fought in the pacific. did you think you a >> reporter: over the yearhe has returned again and again to arizona memorial. >> very sad. very sacred place. lost so many shipmates that day them all over again. >> on the 60th japanese pilots came in peace and were greeted with friendship by many american veterans. have you manage to forgive japan. >> 1,169 on the arizona, i wouldn't shake hands with them. i'm not going to do it.
>> on the 75th anniversary he will attend return with his whole family, including great grandchildren. >> knowing it will probably be the last type. that's hard. >> the stratton family vows never to forget. like granddaughter nicky each wears a locket holding a fragment of the uss arizona. >> to constantly remind us where my grandfather came from.n our . quite literally in our blood. >> reporter: for most who visit now, this sacred plas of distant history, but not distant at all for donald stratton. as he writes in all the galliant men. i had lost a pat of myself in the ruins of that ship. and a big part of my family in the men who died there. a part of myself, that now would be forever entombed with them.j springs. pearl harbor anniversary when we re.u are watching the "overnigh news."
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australia. >> reporter: on the eighth floor of what was once the sturdiest building in downtown brisbane, echos of history reverberate off the wood panelled wa>> illthe o macarthur. >> where he worked? >> reporter: for more than half douglas macarthur ran the allied fight in the southwest pacific. from this suite in australia's it is now part of the macarthur. john wright is its executive officer. here that you are following the >> there is an aura of history about it.ter arl arrival of war, u.s. troops began arriving in brisbane. in time for the 75th o would anniversary, the museum has finished restoring the general's office. the bronze door handles
returned. that it was?orre had on australia. and on the conduct of the war. when macarthur arrived in >> this is a museum whics de in australia in the spring of 1942, he did not land as a conquering hero. he was forced to flee the issuing his famous promise, i shall return. but not for two years. >> was he sort of licking his wound. wod. >> he wrote "macarthur at war." losing streak go to australia b throughout the country. >> macth time 1944 comes along, he is whole concept of, of air power, he is doing miraculous he doesn't evolve as a military deployed in the norn
australia city of darwin for a sign australian army captain adele cats, tells cbs this turdi >> i think that the australian joint operations at >> reporter: today macarthur's legacy lives on here in other his old headquarters building an apple store on the ground me resident dell hicks. ju macarthur. hicks played with arthur macarthur, the general's son. >> dear dell, arthur wants me to send you this little note to m.
gene macarthur, the general's wife even sent hicks a letter h. >> how many letters did you exchange with macarthur? >> six. >> reporter: ron reece says ma gave him t lieutenant's pin when he was 6 years old and this letter after a chance reunion new york over tea. reece is now a volunteer at macarthur museum. >> some small manner of repaying, you know what, and spite the ited states a adoration, and status as one of the most famous generals, macarthur apparently never let go of certain insecurities. >> instead he has george washington. as john wright tells us back >> you would expect the president of the day, franklin roosevelt to be up there, he made the comment that, that he wasn't having any democrat looking down on him.
>> he was a republican?>>e was with, probably ambitions to, 1944 presidential nomination. >> macarthur didn't end up campaigning for president. instead on september 2nd, 1945, the deck of the uss missouri. that day he famously told the american people in a radio address. that day he famously told the american people in a we must goo preserve in peace what we won in war. mark albert, australia.
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whole town away in vallejo, california. >> he said and you're walking? i said, yeah. i'm walking. >> not many 18-year-olds have that mind set. they dent want to walk down to the store. let alone walk seven miles just to got to work. >> reporter: jordan says he la heard enough.he immediately mad visit jordan again. >>e said, jordan, remember me, right? i was like. are not in truble. we just want to give you something.mmut keffer got the p association to buy jor >> i was looking at the bike like this bike is going to be cherished. >> repte $3
and pursue his career goal which >> it is an honorable job. >> reporter: jordan got to ride along on a shift.ng to shake this kid. he is yours. >> he is min perfect partnership. steve hartman, on the road. in california. that's thele lerer for the morning news and cbs this morning. it's 5th, 2016 this is the "cbs morning news." >> i don't know how many people
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