Friday, December 07, 2012
Remembering that infamous day
December 7 is the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan. Pearl Harbor survivors have met at the site every five years for four decades. But they're now in their 80s or 90s. Many of the survivors aren't able to participate in a 71st reunion. Still, others have made every effort to report for one final roll call.
A few hundred survivors are expected to make the trip to Hawaii to recall the shocking air raid destroyed or heavily damaged 21 ships and 320 aircraft. The attack killed two-thousand, 390 people, wounded nearly 12-hundred others - and plunged the U.S. into World War II.
Related: Photos at About.com, After Pearl Harbor
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