The oldest survivor of the USS Arizona battleship from the Pearl Harbor attack has died at the age of 100 in Northern California. In a Yuba City’s nursing home, retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Joseph Langdell passed away based on his son, Ted Langdell’s announcement. Jospeh Langdell was identified to be the oldest survivor from the attack, and the only surviving officer of the battleship that lost almost 1,800 men.
A native of New Hampshire, Langdell still spent an additional 4 years in the Navy after the attack, but later on worked as an auctioneer, representative of a furniture manufacturer, and became an owner of a furniture store in Yuba City. Based on Langdell’s wishes, his ashes will be sent in Hawaii aboard the USS Arizona Memorial.