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LAKE ARTHUR, LA (KPLC) -

"I was in line waiting to get breakfast ... I never did get my eggs."

That's how 92-year-old David Breedlove, of Lake Arthur, remembers this day 71 years ago when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

Breedlove was a Master Sergeant in the Army, coordinating mortar attacks in the war following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Stationed at Pearl Harbor in 1939, Breedlove didn't get back stateside until seven years later and after serving on four islands.

Now, stationed at the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home as their only Pearl Harbor survivor, he remembers his experience with a laugh.

"The Japanese came and paid us a visit and when we went to return the favor, they tried to kill us" he said.  "I think we won" he laughed.

"Having this piece of history in our family means so much," said Breedlove's daughter, Kaye Hackett. "For my kids and grandkids ... It's truly special."

Hear more from Breedlove's Pearl Harbor experience on Live at 5.

 

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