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HONORING A PEARL HARBOR SAILOR

This morning the Honor Bell was tolled to lay to rest US Navy Storekeeper 3rd Class, Wallace Eakes. Wallace was 22 years old on December 7, 1941, and was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor.  He was killed in action. Eakes and 99 other sailors were buried in a mass grave, but thanks to […]

THIS IS NOT A DRILL: 75 YEARS AGO, TODAY.

Today we honor those lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred on this date 75 years ago. At 7:55am local time, Japanese fighter planes began strafing, torpedoing, and bombing the Pacific Fleet. The attack would continue for 110 minutes. A total of 2,403 U.S. servicemen were killed, and 1,178 were wounded. Eighteen ships would be […]