94-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor wants us all to remember that day

Friday, December 9, 2016
94-year-old relives Pear; Harbor
Aaron Cook attends the 75th remembrance ceremony in College Station.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Aaron Cook is sometimes scared we don't know what happened at Pearl Harbor.

He does.

Cook is a 94 year old Pearl Harbor survivor. On December 7, 1941 he was a Aircraft Ordnanceman in the US Navy.

We met Cook Wednesday at the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Pearl Harbor Rememberance at Texas A&M University.

When asked about that morning, he told us, "I grew up in one day."

We only had time to share a short piece of what he calls his "strong memories" of the attack. But you should hear more. His story is incredible. He is a part of our American story, a walking chapter of living history, a true eyewitness.

Thank you for your service Mr. Cook. It was a pleasure to meet you and a true honor to help tell your story.