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Joseph Iscovitz, One Of Few Remaining Pearl Harbor Survivors, Dies At 103

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Jennifer Lett
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South Florida Sun Sentinel
Doug Iscovitz, Sgt. Joseph Iscovitz's son kisses his dad on the head after the Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Dania Beach

Joseph Iscovitz picked up a machine gun to defend his country against attacking Japanese planes on a date that lives in infamy — Dec. 7, 1941.

It was still a defining moment in his 103-year life when he died Tuesday.

Iscovitz was among the oldest survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack that brought the United States into World War II, a 25-year-old Army Air Corps sergeant stationed at Fort Shafter on the island the morning of the surprise attack, reports the Sun Sentinel.