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  • Pearl Harbor Reunion, 2014

    12/07/2014 2:33:08 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The Greatest Generation With each passing year, the reunion number is dwindling. The Pearl Harbor survivors are over 90 years old, and the members of that group that got together today in Hawaii numbered a little more than a dozen. Today marks the 73rd Anniversary of the attack against Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during which 2,400 sailors, Marines, and soldiers were killed. Some have called the reunion of the USS Arizona Reunion Association the last gathering of USS Arizona survivors, but the gathering doesn’t see this meeting as the last one, just yet. The USS Arizona was a battleship that was...
  • Despite shutdown, USS Arizona to reopen... kind of

    10/06/2013 7:49:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 49 replies
    KITV News ABC ^ | 7:13 PM HST Oct 03, 2013 | Justin Fujioka
    Local organization finds way to allow visitors to experience memorial "It's sad. A lot of people are coming over and expressing their disappointment on not being able to view the memorial or walk on it," said Mike Carr, president and COO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association.
  • Pearl Harbor survivor interred on USS Arizona

    09/13/2012 10:01:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | 9/13/12 | Ben Gutierrez
    ABOARD THE U.S.S. ARIZONA MEMORIAL, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On December 7, 1941, an explosion blew sailor Glenn Lane off the burning deck of the U.S.S. Arizona. On Wednesday, he returned to the Arizona a final time to join his shipmates in a ceremony that may be among the last of its kind. Lane died December 10, 2011, in Mount Vernon, Wash. He was 93.
  • Emperor Akihito to become 'first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor' since World War II attack

    03/02/2009 1:37:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 985+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2009 | Graham Smith
    The Japanese emperor is likely to become the first member of the imperial dynasty to visit Pearl Harbor, the site of Japan's surprise attack on the U.S. during World War II. Emperor Akihito, who was seven years old when the airborne assault took place, and his wife Empress Michiko are thought to be planning a highly symbolic 'unofficial' stopover in Hawaii en route to Canada in July. A trip to the site of the 1941 attack has never been undertaken by a Japanese emperor or prime minister before. Emperor Akihito, whose father ruled Japan during World War II, hasn't travelled...
  • Japanese emperor to visit Pearl Harbor

    03/02/2009 9:52:00 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies · 1,100+ views
    Telegraph.co.UK ^ | 03/02/09 | Julian Ryall
    The Japanese emperor is likely to visit Pearl Harbor in July, the first time a member of the imperial family will have visited the site of the surprise attack that brought the United States into the Second World War.
  • Bush mulls making Pearl Harbor a national monument

    06/01/2008 1:22:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 179+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/08 | Audrey McAvoy - ap
    HONOLULU - President Bush has asked his defense and interior secretaries to look into designating Pearl Harbor and other historic World War II sites in the Pacific a national monument. A May 29 presidential memo to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said such status could offer the sites additional protection. "These objects of historical and scientific interest may tell the broader story of the war, the sacrifices made by America and its allies, and the heroism and determination that laid the groundwork for victory in the Pacific and triumph in World War II," Bush said. The...
  • Unstable terrain, crowds threaten USS Arizona Pearl Harbor museum (has sunk 30 inches)

    12/07/2006 5:23:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1,083+ views
    Dispatch ^ | 12/06/06 | Lisa Hoffman
    Unstable terrain, crowds threaten Pearl Harbor museumFundraising drive under way to replace deteriorating facility Wednesday, December 06, 2006 Lisa Hoffman SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Everett Hyland, 83, salutes during a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial Museum in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Water from the harbor is weakening the building’s underpinnings, museum officials say. At Pearl Harbor, the memorial that stands vigil over the site of the history-changing Japanese attack is on its last legs. When the 65th anniversary of the surprise 1941 siege arrives Thursday, it will find the USS Arizona Memorial Museum and visitors center in Hawaii deteriorating so...
  • USS Arizona memorial (65 years ago, Hawaii attack led us into war)

    12/04/2006 6:00:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 1,911+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Lourdes Medrano
    Solemn words and patriotic music marked a UA ceremony Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the USS Arizona's Dec. 7, 1941, demise. At the University of Arizona, more than 100 people, many of them veterans or Boy Scouts, listened to speeches and poems chronicling the heroics of the 1,177 crew members who died with the sinking of the battleship in Hawaiian waters. Thursday will mark 65 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor propelled the United States into World War II. Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Meshel, of the Navy Operational Support Center in Tucson, compared the Japanese bombing to the...
  • From The USS Arizona: Never Forget (Debbie Schlussel Quotes Moving Patriotic Verse Alert)

    12/08/2005 6:22:23 AM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 667+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 12/08/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    These words apply today, but unfortunately people have forgotten. And they do not recognize that we are fighting an enemy within that is even worse: My brothers lie in state, In clear waters Of testimony, their willingness To answer our Nation's call. An angel bends down, whispers in my ear, Never forget. Never forget. Honor them. They Gave their lives for you. No man hath a greater love. Do them honor. And never forget.
  • A Message Written in Steel (Do yourself a favor)

    11/05/2005 9:33:27 AM PST · by Valin · 9 replies · 690+ views
    The American Enterprise Online ^ | 11/3/05 | Alan W. Dowd
    After she fell below the water’s surface on December 7, 1941, the battleship Arizona became a tomb for 1,177 sailors. She and her crew, of course, still lie there, silently reminding us of the price of our freedom. But the Arizona would do more than serve as a memorial and final resting place for those men: She would donate her guns to the war effort, to her sisters who survived that fiery morning, to her distant cousins who would avenge that day of infamy. The University of Arizona Library reminds us that ammunition, machinery, equipment, and guns from the Arizona...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits - USS Missouri & USS Arizona Memorial with CholeraJoe - Sept. 2nd, 2005

    09/01/2005 10:44:43 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 64 replies · 1,498+ views
    see educational sources | originally posted at the Foxhole Feb. 29th, 2004 | Cholera Joe and others
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • US Made Artillery Shell used to sink USS Arizona?

    06/29/2005 10:52:36 AM PDT · by StarfireIV · 57 replies · 2,543+ views
    Descent Into Darkness Pearl Harbor 1941 A Navy Diver's Memoir | 06/29/05 | StarfireIV
    Following up on a thread about the deteriorating condition of the USS Arizona posted earlier this month, I borrowed a copy of the now out-of-print book "Descent Into Darkness" from the local library. The book was referenced at least twice in the thread and is one I would recommend not only for its historical value, but also because of something I found therein which is relevant to the discussion of Iraq and the current war on terror. The author speaks of two aerial bombs discovered during salvage operations on the Arizona which were converted coastal defence artillery shells. These shells...
  • USS Arizona Survivor dies.

    06/22/2005 2:15:30 PM PDT · by milbuf · 15 replies · 823+ views
    Pearl Harbor survivor Russell McCurdy dies Russell J. McCurdy, who as a 23-year-old Marine survived the bombing of the USS Arizona, died Friday at his home in Mt. Etna. He was 87. McCurdy was stationed on a lookout platform nearly 85 feet above the Arizona's main deck when the Japanese bomb tore through the Arizona's forward magazine. It ignited 1 million pounds of explosives and killed 1,175 of McCurdy's shipmates. The Dec. 7, 1941, sneak attack on Pearl Harbor put the United States in the middle of World War II. In recent years, McCurdy has described his experiences to audiences...
  • USS Arizona Deterioration Said Unavoidable

    06/16/2005 1:52:08 PM PDT · by Vesuvian · 32 replies · 1,322+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 16 | AP
    HONOLULU - A team of divers is collecting information that will help experts determine how fast the sunken USS Arizona is deteriorating. The battleship sank on Dec. 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which drew the United States into World War II. The remains of more than 1,100 crewmen remain entombed in the sunken wreckage, which is spanned by the USS Arizona Memorial. "Collapse in inevitable but by all indications, it is not imminent. It could be decades," said Matthew Russell, an underwater archaeologist who is heading the six-member team. Preliminary data indicates the ship suffered more...
  • Museum has piece of USS Arizona

    05/20/2005 6:57:01 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 9 replies · 846+ views
    TOMBSTONE - On the corner of Fremont and Sixth streets in this town famous for the Shootout at the O.K. Corral, there is a museum dedicated to the lore and history of the Old West. With a collection of more than 25,000 items, ranging from small bottles to leg irons from the Arizona Territorial Prison in Yuma to documents like one demanding $3.50 "to remove one dead horse" in Tombstone to one-of-a-kind photos to historic guns to the original roulette table from the Crystal Palace, on display, soon another connection to the state's history will be officially unveiled - saved...
  • USS Arizona Memorial Center Slowly Sinking

    12/11/2004 1:30:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 3,558+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/11/04 | Jaymes Song - AP
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The USS Arizona Memorial's visitors center was designed to accommodate 750,000 people a year when it was built in 1980, but today it's jammed with crowds more than twice that big — and it's literally bursting at the seams. Portions of the shoreside building and plaza commemorating the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor have settled as much as 30 inches and are still slowly sinking, and the concrete structure is cracking. "Our office space is crammed, our visitor space is crammed, capacity is a significant issue on all fronts," said Douglas Lentz, the National Park...
  • December 7th, 1941 -Pearl Harbor Remembrance!

    12/07/2004 6:10:50 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 122 replies · 36,537+ views
    Many | December 7th, 1941 | Mixed-Self & Others
    December 7th, 1941 -Pearl Harbor Remembrance! ============================================================ Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto planned the Pearl Harbor attack. Two things inspired Yamamoto's Pearl Harbor idea: a prophetic book and a historic attack. The book was The Great Pacific War, written in 1925 by Hector Bywater, a British naval authority. It was a realistic account of a clash between the United States and Japan that begins with the Japanese destruction of the U.S. fleet and proceeds to a Japanese attack on Guam and the Philippines. When Britain's Royal Air Force successfully attacked the Italian fleet at Taranto on November 11th, 1940, Yamamoto was...
  • Touring the 'Mighty Mo' (Pearl Harbor Day coming up)

    11/28/2004 6:25:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies · 3,183+ views
    Arizona Daily Star/AP ^ | 11/28/04 | Katherine Nichols
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Each day, thousands of people visit the USS Arizona Memorial to pay tribute to the victims of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941, killed some 2,400 Americans, shattered the U.S. Pacific Fleet and propelled the United States into World War II. A gleaming white memorial straddles the sunken battleship where many of the 1,177 sailors killed that day still are entombed. For many visitors, paying their respects at the Arizona Memorial is a prelude to touring the Battleship Missouri Memorial. The USS Missouri served in World War II, the Korean War and...
  • Civilian Leaders End Pacific Visit Remembering the Fallen

    09/19/2004 3:57:04 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 224+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | September 19, 2004 | Donna Miles
    Civilian Leaders End Pacific Visit Remembering the Fallen By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2004 -- Participants in the defense secretary's Joint Civilian Orientation Conference ended their trip through the Pacific here Sept. 18 much as they started it a week earlier: remembering Americans killed at enemy hands on U.S. soil and vowing to support a strong defense to ensure it never happens again. A participant in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference reads the names to sailors and Marines lost during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Sept....
  • The FReeper Foxhole - CholeraJoe visits the USS Missouri & USS Arizona Memorial - Feb. 29th, 2004

    02/29/2004 4:51:26 AM PST · by snippy_about_it · 142 replies · 1,708+ views
    CholeraJoe and other educational sources
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • USS Arizona survivors gather.

    12/07/2003 7:14:04 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 913+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | Dec. 7, 2003 | Monica Alonzo-Dunsmoor
    <p>Donald Stratton, now 81, is among the USS Arizona survivors meeting in Tucson.</p> <p>Vincent "Jimmy" Vlach sits on the edge of his bed every night and recites a hushed prayer for the men killed on Dec. 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor.</p>
  • Divers in Pearl Harbor uncover secrets of USS Arizona

    12/06/2003 1:05:52 PM PST · by demlosers · 27 replies · 356+ views
    cnn ^ | 6 Dec 2003 | Frank Buckley
    <p>SANTA FE, New Mexico (CNN) -- Sunday marks 62 years since December 7, 1941, when the USS Arizona sank during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Visitors still come to a watery national monument in Hawaii in remembrance of more than a thousand men who went down with the ship.</p>
  • President Visits Veterans at Pearl Harbor

    10/24/2003 10:53:55 AM PDT · by Coop · 24 replies · 179+ views
    NBC News 8 ^ | 10/24/03 | Unknown
    (Pearl Harbor, O'ahu)-- President George W. Bush and his entourage spent Thursday morning shuttling around Pearl Harbor, meeting veterans and volunteers aboard the Mighty Mo and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. "You don't get to meet the president everyday. It is very rare," said war veteran Toby Langcaon. Langcaon waited for hours on Thursday morning, just to get the chance to shake hands with President Bush. "From six to probably five hours, every minute was worth it just to meet the President and his wife, Mrs. Bush," said Langcaon, who served on the U.S.S. Missouri. Langcaon met the Commander-in-chief when he...
  • Bush at USS Arizona

    10/23/2003 9:34:33 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 150+ views
    Never Forget
  • Lest we Forget... December 7, 1941

    12/07/2002 10:34:20 PM PST · by Action-America · 23 replies · 759+ views
    Action America ^ | 12/7/02 | John Gaver
    Lest we Forget...December 7, 1941A day that will live in infamy...   USS West Virginia in fire in Pearl Harbor Shortly before 8 AM on December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy, employing the largest naval attack force ever assembled, launched an unprovoked, sneak attack on the US Pacific Fleet, that lay at rest at Pearl Harbor and on surrounding military bases.  Within short order, 5 of the 8 battleships docked on "Battleship Row" were either sunk or sinking and the rest were severely damaged.  Several other smaller ships and most of Hawaii's combat aircraft were damaged or destroyed, as well. ...
  • San Pedro Cancels "Tora, Tora, Tora" because it might offend Japanese-Americans (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2002 2:12:37 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 108 replies · 780+ views
    The Daily Breeze ^ | Tuesday, November 12, 2002 | Donna Littlejohn
    Mixed feelings over San Pedro film event NO SHOW: Insensitivity to Japanese-Americans is cited. Vets are stunned. By Donna Littlejohn DAILY BREEZE It was going to be a night to remember. Ushers dressed in World War II military uniforms, vintage cars pulling up to the curb, Pearl Harbor survivors and a recently restored 1940s military searchlight would be on hand Dec. 7 to greet the crowds at a special anniversary showing of “Tora! Tora! Tora!” at San Pedro’s historic Warner Grand Theatre. The 1970 film — a joint American and Japanese production — is considered one of the most accurate...