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Pearl harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau, 98, is helped aboard the USS Milwaukee by his grandson Beau Beaudreau (at left) and his son Robert Beaudreau. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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The ceremonial wreath was later cast into the Mayport basin in honor of the sailors who gave all they had to protect our country. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Pearl harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau, 98, salutes Cmdr. Ken Lieberman (at right) Captain of the USS Milwaukee as he boards the ship. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Pearl harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau, 98, salutes as the Beaches Honor Guard presents the colors to start the ceremony. Beaudreau's son Robert (at left) and grandson Beau stand by his side. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Pearl harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau, 98, salutes as the Beaches Honor Guard presents the colors to start the ceremony. Beaudreau's son Robert (at left) and grandson Beau stand by his side. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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The Beaches Honor Guard paraded the colors to start the ceremony. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Capt. Shawn Johnston, Commodore, LCS Squadron 2, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Gordie Dempster, vice president of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch #290 opens the ceremony as Pearl harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau, 98, (2nd from left) stands with his son Robert and grandson Beau. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Fred Hill, past Regional President of the Fleet Reserve Association rang the ship's bell as names of shipmates who had passed away during the past year were read. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Gordie Dempster, vice president of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch #290 and Sally Masters, representing the Ladies Auxiliary from the Fleet Reserve Association Bench #290, cast the ceremonial wreath over the side of the USS Milwaukee. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Pearl harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau, 98, tosses flowers into the sea from the deck of the USS Milwaukee as his son Robert looks on. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Gordie Dempster, vice president of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch #290 and Sally Masters, representing the Ladies Auxiliary from the Fleet Reserve Association Bench #290, cast the ceremonial wreath over the side of the USS Milwaukee. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Pearl harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau, 98, poses for a photo with (from left) Master Chief Petty Officer Ian Thompson, Capt. Shawn Johnston, Commodore, LCS Squadron 2, Cmdr. Ken Lieberman, Captain of the USS Milwaukee and Cmdr. Tyrone Bush, after the ceremony. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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The Beaches Honor Guard deliver a gun salute as a part of the ceremony from the deck of the USS Milwaukee. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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The Beaches Honor Guard bugler John Poe plays "Taps" as a part of the ceremony from the deck of the USS Milwaukee. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Pearl harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau, 98, poses for a photo with a group of sailors aboard the USS Milwaukee after the Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony. Chad Burg from the Fleet Reserve Association Post 290 (3rd from left) was chairman of the ceremony. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Pearl harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau, 98, smiles at the end of the ceremony aboard the USS Milwaukee. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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The POW/MIA Table was set aboard the USS Milwaukee. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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On Thursday Dec. 7, 2017 Mayport Naval Station hosted the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in a ceremony that included Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau, 98, who was an Aviation Chief Machinist Mate aboard the USS West Virginia on the day of the bombing. The Pearl Harbor observance was presented by Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290 on board the USS Milwaukee LCS 5. | Buy Photos