Conter was a 20-year-old enlisted man when the Japanese attacked, the Mercury News reported. He had recently been accepted to flight school and later flew bombing missions in the South Pacific, the newspaper reported. He retired as a lieutenant commander in 1967, and later became a real estate developer in Palm Springs, California.
Another sailor who survived the attack on the USS Arizona will be honored Saturday.
Sailor Lauren Bruner, the second-to-last person to get off the USS Arizona alive, died in September, NPR reported. He was 98. Divers will place Bruner's ashes inside the wreckage of the USS Arizona, Hawaii News Now reported.
Bruner is expected to be the last USS Arizona survivor to be interred on the warship, which was sunk during the Japanese attack, Pearl Harbor National Memorial spokesman Jay Blount told NPR. Private arrangements for the remaining survivors have been planned.
Saturday's ceremony will include remarks from Adm. Harry Harris Jr., ambassador to South Korea and former commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Hawaii News Now reported. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt will also speak.
Seven of the Pacific Fleet’s nine battleships were moored at Pearl Harbor’s “Battleship Row” on Saturday.