A final journey

Elizabeth Chew Perry, widow of Senior Master Sgt. (Ret.) Raymond Perry, tosses a flowery Hawaiian lei into the waters of Pearl Harbor where her late husband’s remains were spread after his ash scattering ceremony Dec. 7, 2012 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Perry was a Dec. 7, 1941, Hickam Field attack survivor whose wishes were for his family to return him to Hickam and spread his ashes. He served 26-years in the Air Force and was a founding member of the pararescue career field. He returned to Hickam and serve for more than 20 years as a fire inspector for the Hickam fire department. This is the first time a Hickam Field survivor has had their remains scattered at Hickam Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

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