As part of my job, I had the opportunity a year or two ago to conduct an oral history interview with a gentleman who had served in the US Navy during WWII and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor.
It was one of the most interesting, entertaining, and downright sad interviews that I have conducted - sad mostly because his generation is dying off and not many people remember any more.
In fact, this fellow passed away himself a few weeks ago, right after Veteran's Day.
I'm glad I got to know him and proud I had the opportunity to share his memories from that day.
I won't forget.