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Local, national ceremonies to remember 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Local, national ceremonies to remember 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

In Nagaoka, the fireworks have long served as a reminder of the more than 1,400 people who died in US aerial firebombing attacks on the city during the final weeks of the war.

East Texas World War II veterans remember the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.

Pearl Harbor survivor Delton Walling walks with family members during a ceremony honoring the sailors of the USS Utah at the memorial on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.

These days, many people treat Chavez and other Pearl Harbor survivors like celebrities, asking them for autographs and photos.

Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor is thought to be a way of reciprocating the commitment shown by Obama to Japan-US relations.

Retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant Louis Drawdy says 38 people from Daviess County were serving in the Pacific during the attack on Pearl harbor.

Harris told the crowd the servicemen attacked at Pearl Harbor "engaged the enemy as best they could", and there is sorrow for those who died. And with nowhere to hide, "I was afraid", he said.

Russell Shields, 94, of St. Clair Shores, was stationed aboard the destroyer tender USS Whitney at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

The effect was to simulate the bell ringing for the morning muster on USA navy ships at 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, just as the Japanese attack started to take place.

98-year-old Woodrow Derby was a crew member of the USS Nevada, and only managed to survive because he left the ship to play tennis that Sunday morning. "We're lucky to get the crew we have now, you know", Cartee said. "And in all more than 1,500 Montanans fought in the war", commented incoming University of Montana President Sheila Stearns.

Mr. Robinson said, "It's hard to believe isn't it Seventy-five years have gone by since then". "They didn't even know I enlisted". About 16 million Americans signed up to join the military saying I've got to go. And I wasn't told to do anything.

"Certainly for myself and my sister, it made us strong", Masters said. They later got married when he returned home on leave and have been together for 72 years.