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Raymond Haerry, who was thrown from the deck of the USS Arizona in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, returned to his old battleship Saturday, his remains interred in the sunken wreckage, where more than a thousand of his former crew mates already rest.

Haerry, who was a 20-year-old coxswain on the day of the attack, died Sept. 27 in West Warwick, R.I. He was 94.

Divers from the U.S. Navy and the National Park Service carried an urn with Haerry's remains from the deck of the USS Arizona Memorial to the ship's broken hull in the water beneath the memorial. There, the urn was placed in the barbette of gun turret four.

The interment is an honor accorded only to former crewmen of the Arizona. Haerry is the 42nd survivor whose remains have been returned to the ship. In all, 335 sailors and Marines survived the assault; 1,177 crew members perished.

Haerry's granddaughter, Jessica Marino, represented the family at the ceremony, presided over by Rear Admiral John Fuller, commander of the Navy's Hawaii region. Haerry had never visited the site since the attack, but told his family he wished to be interred in the ship when he died.

"That brotherhood doesn't go away and as he got closer to the end of life, it resonated with him," Marino told the Associated Press. "He didn't want to see the site or relive that disaster, but he wanted to relive that camaraderie."

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Two of Haerry's former crewmates — John Anderson and Clarendon Hetrick — were interred in the ship in December, on the 75th anniversary of the attack. Five survivors remain: Lauren Bruner, 96, of La Mirada, Calif; Lou Conter, 95, of Grass Valley, Calif.; Lonnie Cook, 96, of Morris, Okla.; Ken Potts, 95, of Provo, Utah; and Donald Stratton, 94, of Colorado Springs, Colo.
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years ago at a VA down in Az I talked with a survivor of Pearl Harbor and he cried while telling me of this incident and how horrible it was. He also said we should never ever send men to war unless we are attacked. He said this sacrifice is already too much. his story framed some of my own thinking on such matters.

God bless the fallen and the stricken in body and in spirit.
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