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Franklin Roosevelt famously declared December 7 1941.
A day that will live in infamy.
On this anniversary of this surprise attack on Pearl Harbor William La Jeunesse introduces us to a remarkable man.
Who survived attacks on two battleships.
And is now finally at rest with his fellow sailors who died that -- to.
For more than a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor radio man third class -- -- was stationed on the USS Arizona.
On the morning of December 7 plane was about to take a shower when the sounds of war boomed -- side.
Tried to tell some of his friends -- -- -- -- year you saw that you almost -- April fool's joke you know get out of here and he said this is no April fool's joke buddy looked out there.
The windows halfway -- war.
-- youngest daughter -- Anderson recently sat down with fox to talk about her father's life.
He loved to share a story and he remembered every minute detail as if it happened yesterday.
We've Japanese warplanes buzzing the -- skies -- forced his way onto the deck of the Arizona.
He helped put out fires before explosion sent him flying into the oil filled water.
-- eventually made his way to the USS Nevada which was desperately trying to escape the Japanese attack but it too was knocked out of commission.
He's the only guy that we know of in history that was on two battleships on December 7.
And I remember asking him one day why he swam to the Nevada when the other guys -- -- -- island.
And about four hours later he was almost through telling me the story.
Over the years lane enjoyed talking to school kids and anyone else who wanted to hear his harrowing tale.
Last December lane died at age 93.
A few months ago -- and other members of the lane family.
Gathered in Hawaii for a service on the USS Arizona memorial lanes ashes inside and -- made by his son Tom Horton -- -- scuba divers and entombed in gun turret number four.
It's a right given to all survivors of the sunken -- He never called himself a hero people always go oh you're such a hero and then he says -- the heroes are still down on the show.
We -- us Fox News.
After the attack Blaine spent ten days and -- hospital ship recovering from his wounds and this'll tell you why he swam to the Nevada.
He was dedicated to return to service fighting the battles of Coral Sea in -- -- after the war he stayed in the navy.
And flew missions is part of the Berlin airlift and also served.
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