POWAY, Calif. (CNS) – The Poway Post Office was dedicated this morning to Ray Chavez, a U.S. Navy veteran who, until his 2018 death at age 106, was the oldest living survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
A plaque honoring Chavez was unveiled at 9 a.m. at the post office, located at 13308 Midland Road in Poway.
Chavez’s daughter, Kathleen Chavez, also a Navy veteran, was set to attend the ceremony.
The bill to dedicate the post office to Chavez was proposed in 2019 by Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) and signed into law by President Donald Trump in 2020.
Chavez died in his sleep on Nov. 21, 2018 and was buried at Miramar National Cemetery.
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