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U.S. servicemen and women and National Park Service officials gathered at Pearl Harbor on Monday to remember those killed in the attack — but elderly survivors stayed home to pay their respects from afar to avoid health risks from the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 79 years ago today. Several of the ships damaged or sunk that morning returned to service, thanks to heroic efforts by officers, sailors and repair contractors.
Seventy-nine years ago Monday, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. In spite of the pandemic, one Spokane war widow and others are hoping the community will remember their sacrifice on the anniversary.
Navy sailor Mickey Ganitch was getting ready to play in a Pearl Harbor football game as the sun came up on Dec. 7, 1941. Instead, he spent the morning — still wearing his football padding and brown team shirt — scanning the sky as Japanese planes rained bombs on the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
After receiving a number of letters from readers responding to last week's column, which was about keeping the family together despite all the political tumult, one word came to mind: unity. It's been difficult to watch how divisive our country has become during this most contentious presidential election.
When Japanese military leaders climbed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945, the battleship was packed with U.S. sailors eager to see the end of World War II. On Wednesday, the 75th anniversary of the surrender, some of those same men who served the United States will not be able to return to the Missouri in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor because of the world’s new war against the coronavirus.
The water appeared to be on fire, and the scent of burning oil filled the air. Donald Stratton stood on the deck of the USS Arizona as a Japanese bomb devastated part of the battleship, stationed in Pearl Harbor off the coast of Honolulu. The ground trembled beneath his feet as explosions rang out and a fireball ripped through him, setting his T-shirt ablaze and destroying part of his ear.
A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public joined the survivors, the youngest of whom are now in their late 90s, to commemorate the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
People gathered at the Pearl Harbor Memorial outside the Spokane Arena Saturday to remember the Dec. 7, 1941 attack that killed 2,403 people and triggered U.S. involvement in World War II.
Divers will place the ashes of a USS Arizona survivor in his ship’s wreckage in Pearl Harbor during a ceremony this weekend
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Ray Garland’s death in April hasn’t halted plans to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the attack that hastened America’s entrance into World War II. Vina Mikkelsen, widow of U.S. Navy radioman Denis Mikkelsen, has once again organized a commemoration for Saturday.
A Navy sailor shot three civilians, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor just days before thousands were scheduled to gather at the storied military base to mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that launched the U.S. into World War II.
A shooting at a Pearl Harbor naval shipyard in Hawaii kills two civilians before the gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot wound
Pastor Bill Hemenway said that when one looks over the first few chapters in Ray Garland’s life, “it’s more than most people get to live” in a lifetime.
At 96 years old, Ray Garland was the last regional survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, the pivotal moment in American history that led the nation into World War II. Garland died Thursday in Coeur d’Alene.
The Greatest Generation never forgets, especially on Dec. 7.
Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands.
Spokane’s Pearl Harbor Memorial, originally unveiled in 2014, was the realized through the efforts of many individuals.
Ray Chavez, the oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II, died Wednesday. He was 106.
A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack has died. He was 97.