"He was on top of everything until he passed away, he didn't miss a beat," his son told The St. Paul Pioneer Press on Monday.
Last year, Anderson was among four USS Arizona survivors who traveled to Pearl Harbor for an official survivor gathering of the USS Arizona Reunion Association.
Anderson enlisted in the Navy on March 16, 1937, and reported onboard the USS Arizona on Dec. 6, 1940, a year and one day before the Pearl Harbor attack, according to the USS Arizona Reunion Association.
On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Anderson, then 24, was setting up for church and preparing for breakfast when the explosions started. As the attack unfolded, he helped evacuate wounded sailors and was eventually forced to abandon ship by his commanding officer. He later returned to the vessel to search for his twin brother, Delbert, but he never found him.
ASSOCIATED PRESSThe USS Arizona is pictured in flames after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Anderson served in the Navy until 1976. After moving to Roswell, he became a country music disk jockey, known as "Cactus Jack," and later a television meteorologist and real estate agent.
Some of Anderson's ashes will reportedly be interred in the No. 4 turret on the USS Arizona. The bodies of some 900 men remain entombed in the ship's sunken hull.
During the attack on Pearl Harbor, which ultimately brought the U.S. into World War II, the Japanese destroyed nearly 20 American naval vessels and 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died.
The known surviving crew members are Louis Conter, Lonnie Cook, Raymond Haerry, Clare Hetrick, Ken Potts, Don Stratton and Lauren Bruner, who is now the oldest remaining survivorat 95 years old, according to the USS Arizona Reunion Association.
In the below video, Anderson describes in detail the events that unfolded in the infamous attack on the U.S.