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Pearl Harbor survivor shares stories from quarantine in Central Oregon

Dick Higgins, a 98-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, talks about his childhood while his granddaughter, Angela Norton, captures it for his Instagram chat. Wednesday, April 15, 2020. (Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin)

BEND – Dick Higgins has stories to tell, and wants to share them before he forgets.

The 98-year-old great-grandfather from Bend may be living in a pandemic, but he’s survived some of history’s greatest crises. He grew up in small town Oklahoma and lived through the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. He enlisted in the Navy after high school and was propelled into history when he awoke Dec. 7, 1941, to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

So last month he turned to Instagram. He is using the social media platform to share short videos of his history and post them to the . . .