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Last Call: Honoring the USS Arizona Survivors

By Sam Cox (Rear Adm. USN, Ret.), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command Smith’s Union Bar, in a somewhat run-down area of Honolulu and described in tourist literature as a “dive bar”, was not where I expected to be a couple nights before the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack …

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Why Commemorate Pearl Harbor?

Editor’s note: Pearl Harbor Day is a day of remembrance during which we often hear from historians, veterans and Navy leadership about the importance of honoring our past and how this day of infamy inspires our future. But what do today’s Sailors, the young women and men wearing the cloth of the nation, ready to …

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The Warrior of Kāneʻohe: Pearl Harbor’s First Medal of Honor Recipient

By LT.j.g. Tyler Barker, Communications Officer, Precommissioning Unit John Finn (DDG 113) More than seventy-five years ago, the tranquil wind-swept and sun-soaked skies over the then-U.S. territory of Hawai’i were pierced by the whine of 353 Japanese aircraft, launched in a surprise attack from four Japanese aircraft carriers on the …

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