Clayton Schenkelberg, reportedly the oldest Pearl Harbor survivor, dies at 103
A copy of the Dec. 8, 1941 Florida Times-Union front page covering the previous day's Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. - Dan Scanlan/Florida Times-Union/The Florida Times-Union/TNS

SAN DIEGO — Clayton Schenkelberg, who at age 103 was believed to be America’s oldest Pearl Harbor survivor, died April 14 at a senior care facility in San Diego. Born a year before the Spanish flu swept the country, his final year included a run-in with the current pandemic, COVID-19. He caught it but didn’t get sick, according to family members. In between he experienced one of the most fateful days in modern U.S. history, the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that shoved the United States into World War II. A Navy torpedoman at a submarine base, Schenkelberg volunteered to drive a train l...