Pearl Harbor survivor celebrates 94th birthday

Al Rodrigues
Al Rodrigues

A Pearl Harbor survivor celebrated a big milestone on Friday.

Al Rodrigues turned 94 years young.

Pearl Harbor helped him celebrate his special day with cake, a song, and visitors.

He says his secret to staying young is keeping active.

“I’ve enjoyed life and if i had to do it all over, I’d do the same thing,” Rodrigues said. “It was special. I got very emotional and I’m glad I’m wearing glasses today, so they can’t see the tears coming out of my eyes.”

Rodrigues, a Hawaii resident, was on duty at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese invaded on Dec. 7, 1941.

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