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Joseph Iscovitz was one of the oldest Pearl Harbor survivors, passing away at the age of 103 on July 9, 2019. He was a 25 year old Army Air Corps Sergeant stationed in Honolulu when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on December 7, 1941. He manned a machine gun and fired at the Japanese planes and then helped put up barbed wire on Waikiki Beach. Iscovitz remained in the military until 1958, serving in the Korean War. He was very involved in Pearl Harbor Survivor events and attended the 60th anniversary remembrance in Hawaii.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jul. 10, 2019.
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August 9, 2019
With sincere condolences. May the God of comfort give you peace in this difficult time.
D Blatch
July 22, 2019
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the Family's in this difficult time now and forever..My condolences to the Family's..
July 19, 2019
May you always love, cherrish and remember the many times you shared and laughed with each other. may we comfort one another in times of grieving
July 15, 2019
Without a doubt he was one of the GREATEST GENERATION.
THANK YOU for your dedication to our country. We won't let our country fall to the corrupt anti American Democratic Party.
Larry Lougner
July 15, 2019
Rest in peace Mr. Iscovitz and thank you for you service to this great country.
My sympathy to the family.

Sincerely,
Glenna Bozarth
July 15, 2019
Condolence to all seek comfort in family and close friends,let God continue to heal your pain.
Philadelphia
July 15, 2019
God Speed to your well deserved Heavenly Reunion!
Carie
July 15, 2019
Here's a toast to the host of those
Who love the vastness of the sky
To a friend we send the message
Of his brother men who fly
We drink to those who gave their all of old
Then down we roar
to score the rainbow's pot of gold
A toast to the host of men we boast the Army Air Corps
rey criollo
July 15, 2019
Our deepest condolences with the loss of your dear father. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.
July 14, 2019
Thank you sir. You, my father and Uncles made it possible for myself and many other to enjoy living in the great USA. David Scanavino, Joliet IL.
David Scanavino
July 14, 2019
True American hero!! Thank you for your service. RIP . condolences to the family.
Mary Fuller
July 13, 2019
thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.. RIP
F Fairfield
July 12, 2019
Member of the Greatest Generation.Thank you for your service.
Thomas Hrivnak
July 12, 2019
God Bless you Mr. Iscovitz and thank you for your service.
July 12, 2019
A true hero in the greatest sense..thank you for your service... Mr. Iscovitz
July 12, 2019
George Deaderick
Friend
July 12, 2019
God Speed Joseph Iscovitz.
david schmidt
Friend
July 11, 2019
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
July 11, 2019
I did not personally know Mr. Iscovitz but I saw him in some celebrations on television. His spirit always made me proud to be an American and pass on to my children the dignity and pride for who they are.... Americans. May God take him to his fellow brothers in arms and show them their sacrifice was not in vain. God Bless all of his family and help them through their loss.
Catherine Gonzalez
July 11, 2019

To the Iscovitz Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation,
and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns
July 11, 2019
My sincere sympathy to the family . Please be
comforted knowing GOD"s kingdom will bring peace.
we pray for it. MATTHEW 6:10
Diane
July 11, 2019
The heart will always remember a man of honor. We send our sympathy to all those who love him and mourn his passing.
Jan & Ralph
July 11, 2019
The earliest memory I have (at 18 months of age) is looking out the back window and watching the dust rise on a rural dirt road as my father raced to a destination unknown to me, but realizing that there was a house that was filled with many adults, women in tears and men with grim faces. All were crowded around a radio. It was the "Day of Infamy"!

That was a day that men like Joseph Iscovitz entered one of those times in history that any who lived through it will always remember.

Rest in peace, Mr. Isovitz. Thank you for your service!
Carol McCroskey-Johnston
July 11, 2019
My prayers and condolences to the family of Joseph Iscovitz. Thank you for your service to our country and our freedom. May God be with you and bless you and be with you. The Lord Is My Shepherd. Psalm 23.
Diana Patton
July 11, 2019
Thank you, Veteran, for your service to our country. May I offer our sympathy and condolences to your family for their loss. How wonderful that you were here for so many more decades after WWII, and I'm sure they enjoyed having you in their lives for such a long time - which now must seem as if was such a short time. Rest in Peace, Sir.
July 11, 2019
Although I didn't know Mr. Iscovitz, I wanted to tell family and friends how sorry I am to read of their loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May God provide the strength and comfort you will need to endure the days ahead.--2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17
July 11, 2019
Memory Eternal.
Broulis & Kenepp Families
July 11, 2019
A true hero of these United States. Prayers for his legacy of greatness in our country a legacy of pride and loyalty to a great nation. Prayers for his family and their service and thank you.
Michaeleen Teixeira
July 11, 2019
A true hero and the REAL definition of what a patriot is and should be. One of the greats is gone and so very few still remain.
Ken Atwood
July 11, 2019
RIP Sgt. Iscovitz. Thank you for your service and the sacrifice you made for our country! Your generation is truly our greatest!
Rich Kasson
July 11, 2019
To the families and friends of Joseph, I would like to extend my sympathy for your loss. I am very sorry for losing such a brave individual.

Grieving is a difficult experience we all go through in our lives. Please rest assured that God feels what we feel. He cares and loves each and everyone of us.

LOVE
Maggie
July 11, 2019
I was a baby boomer, born to two WWII veterans. Mom was a Wac., and Dad was stationed on the U.S. S. West Virginia on that fateful morning. He never really talked about it for obvious reasons. Like I heard another survivor say some time ago, "For those who weren't there, words cannot describe it, and for those who were there, words are not necessarily". May God give all who mourn the loss of a true American the same grace He's giving me and my Mom to look to Him alone for our greatest need in this life, and especially beyond.......Matthew 11:28-30.......Romans 1:16.......1st Corinthians 15:1-4.......Romans 10:9-13.
Jim Martin
July 11, 2019
Thank you sir for your service, may you rest in peace.
July 11, 2019
RIP Hero!
July 11, 2019
May God bless you & your family,thank you for your service!
J cedeno
July 11, 2019
A SALUTE TO A FELLOW VETERAN AND A TRUE AMERICAN HERO.
THANK YOU - FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.


You are one of our heroes.
We will remember you always and miss you dearly.
Take your Warrior's rest for a duty well done.

I wish to extend to members of your family my deepest sympathy on their loss.

May the force of GOD be with them as they walk through this difficult time.

May the loving promises of our LORD and Savior comfort them and give them peace..

As a grateful Veteran,

I leave my sympathy and hope you accept this as a small token of appreciation

for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one to our Country.

SEMPER FI
U. S. MARINE AND VIETNAM VET
PHIL ODOM
July 11, 2019
We humbly thank Joseph for his service to our country and sincerely feel your great loss. Our condolences.
Patricia Holmes
Friend
July 11, 2019
Joseph Iscovitz was a man who personifies and defines the phrase, "The Greatest Generation." My profound condolences to his family.
Les Breese
July 11, 2019
Condolences to family along with friends. Saddened to hear of your loss.
July 11, 2019
Ann Stokman
July 11, 2019
My sincerest condolences to your family. May Mr. Iscovitz rest in eternal peace with our Lord Jesus and all his comrades. Thank you for your service. You are appreciated and we will never forget the sacrifices you made for me, my children and grandchildren.
D. Vigil
July 10, 2019
I did not know SGT. Iscovitz nor did I serve this great country. I, among many proud Americans am extremely saddened by the news of this great mans passing. I may not have known him or what he endured to keep us safe and free, but I do know he will be greatly missed. It is an understatement to say this country lost a hero.
Brad Levitt
July 10, 2019
A hero, plain and simple.
John Washington
July 10, 2019
Yes My condolences to the Iscovitz family, so sorry for your loss, a long life lived, many all of your many cherished memories bring you joy as you reflect a life filled with dedication. May God be with all of you.
July 10, 2019
A true hero and patriot, who lived a long and wonderful life. Your fellow Americans will be forever grateful for your service, Mr. Iscovitz.
July 10, 2019
Rest in Peace Mr. Iscovitz. You now belong to God and the ages.
Michael Knight
July 10, 2019
I'm very sorry for your precious loss of your loved one
July 10, 2019
Rest Joseph, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Harry Simpson
July 10, 2019
Thank you for your brave service to our country. Pearl Harbor, survivor programs and the Korean War...what an awesome testimony to a sacrificial life of service to ensure our freedom!
Steve Summerlin
July 10, 2019
Mr. Iscovitz, Thank-you for your military service during WWII and Korea. As a member of America's greatest generation you helped America achieve greatness. Sincere condolences to your family on your passing. Rest in Peace.
Chuck Gliniak
July 10, 2019
Cynthia Herd
July 10, 2019
The Iscovitz Family have my deepest sympathy. May you find peace and comfort knowing Mr. Joseph lived long a good life.
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