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Russel Winsett, center, is greeted by attendees Robert Wilson, right, and U.S. Coast Guard Chief William Carl, left, at Juniper Village of Naples during an event December 6, 2013 to honor Pearl Harbor Day. Winsett, 93, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a machine gunner in the Navy and was aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 2013 will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Russel Winsett, center, is greeted by attendees Robert Wilson, right, and U.S. Coast Guard Chief William Carl, left, at Juniper Village of Naples during an event December 6, 2013 to honor Pearl Harbor Day. Winsett, 93, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a machine gunner in the Navy and was aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 2013 will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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Russel Winsett, center, is greeted by attendees Robert Wilson, right, and U.S. Coast Guard Chief William Carl, left, at Juniper Village of Naples during an event December 6, 2013 to honor Pearl Harbor Day. Winsett, 93, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a machine gunner in the Navy and was aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 2013 will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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Russel Winsett speaks at Juniper Village of Naples during an event December 6, 2013 to honor Pearl Harbor Day. 'First of all a little advice, don't get old and crippled at the same time,' he joked with the crowd. Winsett, 93, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a machine gunner in the Navy and was aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 2013 will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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Russel Winsett tears up while speaking at Juniper Village of Naples during an event December 6, 2013 to honor Pearl Harbor Day. 'I do that every time I get up and talk about it,' Winsett said. 'I'm sad about the friends I lost.' Winsett, 93, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a machine gunner in the Navy and was aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 2013 will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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Russel Winsett looks on as a wall that honors veterans is unveiled at Juniper Village of Naples on December 6, 2013. Winsett, 93, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a machine gunner in the Navy and was aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 2013 will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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Russel Winsett, left, is greeted by U.S. Coast Guard Chief William Carl, right, at Juniper Village of Naples during an event December 6, 2013 to honor Pearl Harbor Day. Winsett, 93, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a machine gunner in the Navy and was aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 2013 will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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Russel Winsett raises his usual beverage, scotch and soda, while laughing with friends at American Legion Post 303 on December 6, 2013 in Bonita Springs. Winsett, 93, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a machine gunner in the Navy and was aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 2013 will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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Russel Winsett, center, cheers with U.S. Marine and Vietnam Vets, Phil Smith, left, and Jay Murphy, right, at American Legion Post 303 on December 6, 2013 in Bonita Springs. Winsett, 93, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a machine gunner in the Navy and was aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 2013 will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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Russel Winsett shows a tattoo he received while serving in Hawaii that reads 'Dear Mother' while hanging with friends at American Legion Post 303 on December 6, 2013 in Bonita Springs. Winsett, 93, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a machine gunner in the Navy and was aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 2013 will mark the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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