Pearl Harbor survivor: 'They were just giving them hell'

Pearl Harbor survivor George Vandersluis of Fresno recounts the morning of the attack on Dec. 7, 1941, just after he helped raise the American flag on the USS Honolulu. The 100-year-old veteran is returning to Oahu this week for the first time sin
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Pearl Harbor survivor George Vandersluis of Fresno recounts the morning of the attack on Dec. 7, 1941, just after he helped raise the American flag on the USS Honolulu. The 100-year-old veteran is returning to Oahu this week for the first time sin

He’s 100. He survived Pearl Harbor. And as he returns to Oahu, he is unsentimental: ‘War is hell’

December 06, 2016 11:59 AM

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