Arthur Herriford
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Photos: Pearl Harbor veterans

Arthur Herriford
Arthur Herriford, 87, is president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Assn. At the time of the Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack he was in the Navy, serving aboard the light cruiser Detroit. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Joe Soto salutes
Joe Soto was a Marine deployed to the heavy cruiser New Orleans, which was moored at Pearl Harbor during the attack. Now 91, he tries to salute, but only two fingers on his right hand are strong enough. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Joe Soto with Marines
Soto, second from left, puts his arms around the shoulders of fellow Marines during World War ll. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Joe Soto in Rosemead
War memorabilia fills Soto’s room in Rosemead. One item on his wall is the side of a cloth suitcase with all the locations he was deployed written in black marker — Bora Bora, Tulagi, Brisbane and New Guinea, to name a few. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Purple Heart
Soto wears his Purple Heart medal, from a head injury, pinned to his Marines shirt. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)