102-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor Ira ‘Ike’ Schab Gets Help to Attend the 81st Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony – RedState

102-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor Ira ‘Ike’ Schab Gets Help to Attend the 81st Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony – RedState

Schab was just 21 when he was stationed at Pearl Harbor. Assigned to the USS Dobbin, he played the tuba as part of the ship’s band. When Schab saw the planes overhead and saw the bombs dropping, he prayed that the Dobbin would not be hit. His prayers were answered, and Schab helped feed ammunition to machine gunners on the vessel.

“I’m not worthy. Who’s worth all this?” Schab said, holding back tears as he remembered his friends and many others who lost their lives that day.

“Those are the ones I want to salute,” he said.

Schab said he’ll keep coming back for those who can no longer be here.

“I wouldn’t have missed it,” he said. “You could have gotten me here in a hospital bed.”

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