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Dec. 7, 2017

Guard Troops Were Training When Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor

National Guard troops were already training on Dec. 7, 1941, when military forces of the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This year marks the 76th anniversary of the attack, which killed or wounded more than 3,400 U.S. military personnel and more than 100 civilians and inflicted significant damage upon the Pacific Fleet and to the Army Air Corps squadrons stationed in Hawaii.

Dec. 11, 2016

Pearl Harbor Vets Recall Attack’s Surprise, Fury

Wiping away tears, Pearl Harbor attack survivors and other World War II veterans paid tribute in Hawaii to their fallen brothers-in-arms and the civilians killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise Japanese assault that launched the United States into World War II.

Dec. 9, 2016

Pearl Harbor Survivor: 'God, Please Don’t Let Me Die in This Ditch'

On Dec. 7, 1941, Jack Holder and his shipmates huddled in a ditch on Hawaii’s Ford Island as a Japanese pilot overhead tried to kill them. He recalled the experience 75 years later at Wheeler Army Airfield, at an event honoring the more than 30 people killed at the Oahu airfield that day.

Dec. 9, 2016

Navy Celebrates Dorie Miller’s Heroics During Pearl Harbor Attack

Navy leaders, veterans and others celebrated Navy Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris "Dorie" Miller, the first African-American to receive the Navy Cross, at a ceremony in Honolulu for his heroism during the Pearl Harbor attack and his service to the nation.

Dec. 9, 2016

Pearl Harbor Survivors Honor Fallen USS Nevada Crew

On the shores of the channel where the battleship USS Nevada went aground during the attacks of Pearl Harbor, war veterans gathered to attend a somber ceremony to honor the fallen.

Dec. 8, 2016

Pearl Harbor Survivor Confident Attack ‘Will Never Be Forgotten’

Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran Delton Walling has a message: Don't ever forget Pearl Harbor and the service members who died in the attack and in World War II.

Dec. 4, 2016

Pearl Harbor Survivors Receive Heroes' Welcome in Honolulu

With cheers, tears and a water cannon salute, Hawaii veterans and residents welcomed Pearl Harbor survivors back to Oahu, 75 years after the surprise Japanese attack on the island.

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