Tag: Attack on Pearl Harbor

Sept. 13, 2019

Passing of Navy Hero, USS Arizona Survivor, Fire Control Chief Lauren Bruner

Recently I received in the mail a piece of the battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) sent to me by Lauren Bruner - one of the last four living survivors of the ship - as a gesture of thanks for what Naval History and Heritage Command does to keep alive the memory of our Navy veterans.I admit to being incredibly choked up when I opened it, knowing what

March 1, 2018

The Plan to Attack Pearl Harbor - Again

Emboldened by a string of victories across the Pacific in the early months of World War II, the Japanese empire launched a bold and unorthodox attack that is seldom remembered today. Though a tactical victory, the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor was also a strategic blunder, as the Japanese failed one of their most critical objectives: destroy

Sept. 7, 2016

VJ Day is an Opportunity to Remember

Editor's note: Rear Adm. Roegge was the keynote speaker at the WWII-end Missouri ceremony on Friday, September 2nd. In his speech, he reflected on the lasting impression the war made on Pearl Harbor and the Navy's major contributions in the victory. Below is an excerpt from his speech. Here, in Pearl Harbor, and onboard the USS Missouri, we have a