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WWII veteran recounts how attack on Pearl Harbor motivated him to join Navy

The USS California on fire in Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.
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The USS California on fire in Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

Tuesday marks 80 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, which launched America into World War II.

That deadly attack motivated Charles Hannon, now 94 years old, to join the U.S. Navy.

Hannon is staying at Anthem Lakes Senior Living Facility in Atlantic Beach and spoke to News4JAX about that day.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner News4Jax.com.