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Nov 26, 2013 9:54 AM by Bethany Rhodes

Oldest Pearl Harbor survivor to be honored

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - El Paso County Commissioners are honoring America's oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor on Tuesday.

Retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant, Jim Downing will receive the boards annual Pearl Harbor Day Proclamation.

Downing was 28 years old when Japan attacked the U.S. fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI on Dec. 7, 1941.

At least 107 of his crew mates were among the many Americans who died in that attack.

Downing turned 100 years old last August.

 

 

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