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Joe Langdell Turns 100!
73rd Anniversary Reunion
As the generation of Pearl Harbor Survivors, WWII veterans, and home front civilians pass away, the stakeholders of WWII history pass on to the next generation the hope and promise to remember the events that changed their lives and the course of history.
A multitude of special events are planned. We invite you to join us in to commemorating this historic milestone and honoring the enduring legacy of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona.
This year, the USS Arizona Reunion Association will hold their FINAL REUNION at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel December 1st thru the 8th. Six of the nine known living survivors are scheduled to attend.
USS Arizona Survivor Celebrates 100th Birthday
On October 12th, 2014 USS Arizona Survivor Joseph Kopcho Langdell will celebrate is 100th birthday.
On December 7, 1941 Mr. Langdell, a U.S. Navy reserve officer who had been asleep in bachelor officers quarters on Ford Island, awoke to the noise of Japanese aircraft bombing Pearl Harbor and quickly rushed outside to help injured sailors come ashore from the nearby USS Arizona.
Langdell watched helplessly as the ship sank in nine minutes.
If aboard the battleship, the 27-year-old's battle station would have been in the ammunition room of the No. 2 turret, and he would likely have been killed.
On December 7, 1941, the USS Arizona lost 1,177 men assigned to the ship during the attack at Pearl Harbor.
USS Arizona survivor, Thomas Migliaccio, passed away Thursday, September 25th in Colchester, CT. He was 97.
The USS Arizona Reunion Association will hold their FINAL REUNION in Honolulu, HI December 2-8
After 38 years, the USS Arizona Reunion Association will be disbanding December 2014.
USSARIZONA.ORG NEEDS YOUR HELP
For the last 15 years, USSArizona.org has been presented by the Nease Family; Budd, Carol & Nancy. With the passing of Budd in 2011 and the disbanding of the USS Arizona Reunion Association this coming December, this website now faces implementing paid subscriptions, or simply shutting down, due to ever increasing costs of operation.
Until his death in 2011, Budd Nease (USNR Ret.) served 10 years as Historian for the USS Arizona Reunion Association. His wife Carol assisted him with answering thousands of emails from service personnel, students of all ages, and people from all walks of life around the world. His daughter Nancy worked as his Assistant Historian and took over duties as Historian in 2011 as well as maintaining this website. Budd's grandson, Charles, has stepped into the role of Assistant Historian and answers emails as well.
One of Budd's greatest pleasures was assisting students with their research projects and linking them with USS Arizona survivors for interviews. In an effort to continue to keep this website free to students and the general public, and continue operations, we are asking for your help.
Please consider using the donation button below today to make your donation. Even the smallest gift will be greatly appreciated. We thank you for your help.