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Boston Police Department commissioner and current fellow at Harvard University Edward Davis, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, before the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the Boston Marathon Bombings leading up to the year anniversary of the attack. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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"It was the first time I'd ever seen death like that. I never realized you could die so easily. It's something that can haunt you. I never forgot." - Edward Davis, 90-year-old Army veteran stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Edward Davis, 90, enlisted in the Army at 17 and was stationed at Schofield Barracks on Oahu during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Davis spent much of his life in the Army, working up to 1st Sergeant through service in the South Pacific during WWII, in Germany and Korea during the Korean War, and on three tours of Vietnam in the late 1960s. Davis was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder after his WWII service, then known as "shell-shock", and now battles with Parkinson's disease that he says is the result of Agent Orange exposure during his time in Vietnam. Davis lives at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., seen on Nov. 17, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)