76Th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

76Th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Just remember Pearl Harbor as you did the Alamo. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The turret warning bell from the USS Utah that was sunk at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, are put on display alongside the ship's main bell at the Naval Science building at the University of Utah.

"I think the key message to take from the photos is to never take peace for granted and always be ready". The O'Brien's commanding officer at the time was Lt. Cmdr.

Upon discharge, he went back to Wallowa County once more, first operating a dry-cleaning service, then going to work for Peterson Lumber (later Boise Cascade).

With goals of being a politician, Downing thought his military career would be short-lived, but nine years later he found himself still in the Navy and stationed on the U.S.S. West Virginia in Oahu, Hawaii.

"Today with solemn gratitude we recall the sacrifices of all who served during World War II, especially those who gave their last full measure of devotion and the families they left behind", Clark said.

"There surely should have been enough intelligence interpreting in those days to get it right", Downing said.

"A friend of mine and I went to the union hall to get our ironworker journeyman's cards". The sky turned black and the battleships turned orange as ammunition and fuel caught fire.

The first ship Davenport was on, SC-1269, a submarine chaser, had a charmed existence while he was aboard.

The ceremony had been organized for many years by former Marlboro High School teacher and military veteran John Igo, who died in 2014. He got the gist.

He helped to set up SERE schools and set the curriculum. Let us make sure to do that today.

Of the sailors killed, almost half died when the USS Arizona exploded after its forward magazine was hit by a shell. He remembers how every Dec. 7, Sherrod's classes were memorable as she talk of the events that took her adopted son's life.

Without question, Sjogren said if a person wasn't off fighting in the war, they were working, which was a stark contrast to the Great Depression.

"Then we heard it on the radio", Botts says.

He was born Nov. 15, 1918, enlisted on Oct. 5, 1940, and came onboard the Arizona on Dec. 4, 1940, according to the website.

"0755 Japanese planes commenced bombing Pearl Harbor Area". Among them was Adm. Kidd, who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions.

During his Navy career, he became a Christian.

The next entries said: "0810 Commenced preparations for getting underway in accordance with signal flying on signal tower".

He said he moved to the area from Illinois more than 50 years ago with his parents.

The Veterans One Stop held a reception for the veterans during which each of them talked about their service.

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