Jim Hardwick of Dallas, Texas is wheeled away after laying a wreath at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 during the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony. Mr. Hardwick, who was 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served in the Pacific in World War II. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Jim Hardwick of Dallas, Texas is wheeled away after laying a wreath at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 during the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony. Mr. Hardwick, who was 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served in the Pacific in World War II. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)