Nightly News   |  February 25, 2010

Officer who ignored Pearl Harbor radar dies

Kermit Tyler, the young lieutenant who famously said "don't worry about it" when a radar operator spotted incoming blips on the morning of December 7, 1941 outside Pearl Harbor, died Thursday. He was 96. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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>>> kermit tyler has died. he was the young lieutenant who famously said, "don't worry about it," when a radar operator spotted incoming blips on the morning of december 7, 1941 , outside pearl harbor . lieutenant tyler thought they were friendlies, but they turned out to be japanese bombers. kermit tyler was eventually cleared of any wrong doing. he was 96 years old.