Pearl Harbor Survivor Shares His Story

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Updated: 12/07/2011 6:45 pm
On the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the few remaining survivors of it spoke at a luncheon in Lexington about their experiences of that day.

"They lined us up like two rows of corn on the island and gave us this ammunition and told us not to use it," said Pearl Harbor survivor, Herman Horn.

Horn says it feels like yesterday he survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.

"They would go down in the ships where there's air pockets overhead and they tried to rescue people, said if they got a hold of one and he moved, started fighting we brought him out but if he wasn't moving we knew he'd already drowned we just left him and got more of the others," said Horn.

It has been 70 years since 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes attacked Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II.

"It was very scary it really was horrifying when it of course began at first they weren't sure what was happening," said Horn's daughter, Cindy Walton.

Walton says he shared his account of that historic day with her many times growing up.

Meetings like the luncheon held in Lexington are becoming a thing of the past, however the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association continues to honor service men and women.
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