They witnessed history at Pearl Harbor, and lived to tell about it. Vaughn Drake, 93, of Lexington, and Frankfort's Herman Horn, 91, are among the area's last living Pearl Harbor survivors. Indeed, Drake is the last known survivor still living in Lexington. Statewide, only 15 survivors are still listed with the Kentucky Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, according to chapter president Jon Toy of Mount Sterling. The chapter once had more than 100 members.
Fifteen KY Pearl Harbor Survivors on 70th Anniversary
By Jim Warren, Lexington Herald-Leader • Dec 7, 2011