December 7, 1941

roryanne muldrake By roryanne muldrake, 7th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Remember Pearl Harbor and all the lives lost on that fateful day.

A day that will live in infamy

This day is remembered as "a date which will live in infamy": Pearl Harbor Day. Thousands of lives were lost, a major portion of America’s Pacific fleet was in pieces and the U.S. was catapulted into war in the Pacific.

The rusted remains of the "Arizona" are clearly visible under the waters of Pearl Harbor. The memorial to the 1,100 men, entombed forever within the sunken, once mighty, battleship, straddles the "USS Arizona". One wall of the structure bears their names.

December 7, 1941 Losses United States

Personnel Killed: 2,390
Navy 1,999
Marine Corps 109
Army and Army Air Forces 233
Civilian 49

December 7, 1941 Wounded United States

Personnel Wounded: 1,178
Navy 710
Marine Corps 69
Army and Army Air Forces 364
Civilian 35

For a complete list of the names of those lost, and a complete history of Pearl Harbor Day:

Visit WWII - Valor in the Pacific


Pearl Harbor, Pearl Harbor Facts, Wwii

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
8th Dec 2010 (#)

wow, I almost forgot that this was Dec7. thanks for the reminder.
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author avatar D in The Darling
8th Dec 2010 (#)

Another heartbreaking article!
Great piece which shows how badly we've been with each other!
Wasn't their a way that would have prevented all this loss of human life? This one reason why I wrote "If men Were Kind"
Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar roryanne muldrake
8th Dec 2010 (#)

I guess you'd have to ask Japan that question.

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author avatar D in The Darling
9th Dec 2010 (#)

It's an open question my friend? The point is, we need to look at History and learn something and never repeat those mistakes. We don't have to keep on killing each other for whatever reasons! "If Men Were Kind", we would resolve all conflicts with a handshake and our valiant soldiers wouldn't have to fight at all! To our fallen heroes, may their souls rest in peace!

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author avatar Denise O
9th Dec 2010 (#)

A friend of mine reminded me yesterday, that is why I changed my profile picture to the American flag.
I also have my father in law's flag, in a case and in a honored place in my home.
Albert Eugene Helped in the conflict as a very honored Marine. I miss him to this day.
He is who made my husband the way he is and I will always begrateful to him for that and for helping so many defenseless people.
Thank you for a nice read.:)

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author avatar roryanne muldrake
9th Dec 2010 (#)

din: This is a tribute to those who died at the attack on Pearl Harbor. We were not IN the war at the time. Japan attacked us, and this is not a place for anti-war rhetoric.

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author avatar roryanne muldrake
9th Dec 2010 (#)

Denise: I watched a special about Pearl Harbor survivors. They are as resilient and dedicated as they were 69 years ago. You should be very proud of your father-in-law.

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author avatar Andy
8th Dec 2014 (#)

Why does the picture say December 7, 1914?

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