O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

"A date which will live in infamy"

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

December 5, 2019

U.S.S. Arizona (BB-39) burns after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. 1,117 sailors and marines were killed on the U.S.S. Arizona was hit and sunk during the attack.

By Elaine Rassel

Should we put the past in the past and not want to recall an event that changed the lives of many people?

World War I was supposed to have been the end of all wars. But this was not to be. It was December 7, 78 years ago that the Japanese bombed the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor. This 7:30 a.m. surprise bombing on our ships brought the United States into World War II.

That Sunday morning, the sailors on the ships were busy doing their daily duties when the Japanese struck.

A sailor on the "Oklahoma" remembered his ship as being "never less on the alert" than t...



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