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Subject: Ken Potts, One of Two Last Remaining USS Arizona Survivors, Dies At 102

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 04/23/23 at 6:42 pm

Ken Potts, who just turned 102 last week, was one of the last two survivors of the sinking of the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  This means the last living USS Arizona survivor is now Lou Conter, who is 101 years old and lives in California.

There are actually a surprising number ("dozens" or "scores" IIRC from the news coverage of the 80th anniversary in 2021) of people who were stationed at Pearl Harbor on 07-DEC-1941 who are still alive (but nobody, not even the VA, seems to know the exact number).  (You figure they must all be at least in their very late 90s or past 100 by now.)  However, Potts and Conter were known to be the last two who were assigned to the Arizona.

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