From the December 5, 2021, CNN by Lauren M. Johnson.
Ike Schab, 101, told CNN that he was on a docked ship when the attack came. "I don't remember seeing the Arizona getting hit, but I remember being at the bow of our ship and a big tower of flame and debris came off her."
He has attended the ceremony a few times before, but this is most likely his last one.
Ira "Ike" Schab now lives in Aloha, Oregon, and arrived in Pearl Harbor back then on the destroyer tender USS Dobbin (AD-3) as a member of the U.S. Navy Band Unit 13 about 12 months before the attack. He said that he couldn't find a job when he got out of high school and his father suggested to see what the Navy could do for him.
When asked if he could sum up his feelings about what happened that day in one word, he said, "Terror."
The Department of veterans Affairs says that only 240,329 of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II are still alive.