Today marks the 74th anniversary of the day more than 2,000 American soldiers and sailors were tragically killed at Pearl Harbor.
Ninety-three-year-old former U.S. Army private Alex Horanzy is one of the last remaining survivors of the infamous attack on Dec. 7th, 1941.
He joined Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade on “Fox and Friends” this morning to reflect on what happened that historic day.
Horanzy was sleeping when the attack first began in the early morning hours and “woke everybody up,” he said.
Horanzy recalled that the Japanese planes opened fire first with machine guns as they flew very close to the roofs of the barracks.
“All their aircraft were out in plain view out on the strips, and they came down, starting bombing the heck out of us,” he continued.
Horanzy, who joined the military at age 17 and has continued to dedicate his life to public service ever since, was recently honored as the 2015 Dickies American Hero of the Year.
His message to fellow Americans today?
“Just be glad you’re in America, trying to do the best you can for the American people,” he said. “It’s the best country in the world.”
Read more about Horanzy's exceptional service, here.