Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU | Now 97, Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU  — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. The waves of attacking planes reached … Continue reading HONOLULU | Now 97, Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor

LOS ANGELES | Oldest US military survivor of Pearl Harbor dies at age 106

LOS ANGELES  — The oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II has died at age 106. Ray Chavez’s daughter, Kathleen Chavez of Poway, California, tells The Associated Press her father died in his sleep Wednesday. Chavez had visited Washington in … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Oldest US military survivor of Pearl Harbor dies at age 106

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii  | Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor during one last visit

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii  — Ray Emory survived the early morning attack on Pearl Harbor that killed nearly 2,400 servicemen in shower of bombs and explosions nearly 80 years ago. The 97-year-old never forgot those who died that day, spending the past few decades doggedly pushing for the remains of those buried as unknowns to be … Continue reading PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii  | Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor during one last visit

ALBANY, N.Y | Researchers mark death of Pearl Harbor mastermind Yamamoto

ALBANY, N.Y. | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   A group from the U.S. and Japan is trekking to a remote Pacific island jungle to document what is considered one of the most important wreck sites of World War II: where American fighters shot down a Japanese bomber carrying the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack. Three members … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y | Researchers mark death of Pearl Harbor mastermind Yamamoto

Pearl Harbor survivors in their 90s attend solemn ceremony

HONOLULU /December 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony marking the surprise bombing raid that plunged the U.S. into World War … Continue reading Pearl Harbor survivors in their 90s attend solemn ceremony

Pearl Harbor survivors remember those killed 76 years ago

HONOLULU /December 7, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony marking the surprise bombing raid that plunged the U.S. into World … Continue reading Pearl Harbor survivors remember those killed 76 years ago

On eve of Asia trip, Trump pays visit to Pearl Harbor

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii/November 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump paid a solemn visit to the memorial at Pearl Harbor, a sacred journey for a commander-in-chief about to depart on an Asia trip that will be shadowed by fears of another international conflict. Trump saluted Friday after entering the USS Arizona memorial following … Continue reading On eve of Asia trip, Trump pays visit to Pearl Harbor

Obama, Japan’s Abe decry ‘horrors of war’ at Pearl Harbor

‘horrors of war’ at Peal Harbor PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP)(STL.News) — The leaders of Japan and the United States sought to remind the world that even the most bitter enemies can become allies, during a historic pilgrimage to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not apologize, but conceded Japan “must … Continue reading Obama, Japan’s Abe decry ‘horrors of war’ at Pearl Harbor