At a time when the goodness of the United States is being questioned — even slighted — by many, it’s more important than ever to recognize and salute those who have served and sacrificed for the freedom we enjoy in this country.
Ray Chavez, a hero and patriot, fits squarely in this category — and Americans nationwide are mourning his death.
The oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor died this past Wednesday.
He was 106 years old.
Chavez, a Navy veteran, had been battling pneumonia and passed away in his sleep in San Diego, California, as his daughter, Kathleen Chavez, his longtime caregiver, told the Associated Press.- READ MORE