Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Langdell died Feb. 4 at a nursing home in Yuba City, according to his son, Ted Langdell. A tally maintained by the USS Arizona Reunion Association, for which Langdell had served as president, identified him as not only the oldest Arizona survivor, but the last surviving officer from the naval ship that lost 1,177 men – nearly four-fifths of its crew – when it was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941.
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Thousands of people went to Pearl Harbor Friday for the 71st anniversary of the bombing attack, holding a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. when the bombing began.
A local Pearl Harbor Survivors Group, first united by that day 70 years ago that lives in infamy, has grown closer over the decades from many conventions, meetings, and, like Wednesday, breakfast gatherings.