December 26, 1986
What a superb, moving article ("Bittersweet Memories at Pearl Harbor" by Anita Zelman, Dec. 7). As a bewildered sailor wandering the streets of Honolulu a few months after Dec. 7, 1941, in dress whites, hat shaped like a strawberry box, pushed back on my head, I certainly related. Having since retired from the Navy, I have been to the Arizona Memorial many times, but never without getting a little choked up and feeling very humble. I found it necessary to brush aside a tear before I could finish the article.
December 21, 1986
What a superb, moving article--"Bittersweet Memories of Pearl Harbor" by Anita Zelman on Dec. 7. As a bewildered sailor wandering the streets of Honolulu a few months after Dec. 7, 1941, in dress whites and a hat shaped like a strawberry box pushed back on my head, I certainly related. Having since retired from the Navy, I have been to the Arizona Memorial many times, never without getting a little choked up and feeling very humble. I found it necessary to brush aside a tear before I could finish the article.
January 29, 1987 |
Rear Adm. Samuel G. Fuqua of Atlanta, who received the Medal of Honor for heroism at Pearl Harbor and whose story helped build the battleship Arizona Memorial, has died at 87. Fuqua died Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center here after suffering several strokes. He was the oldest of four living recipients of the Medal of Honor for heroic actions at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
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October 23, 1999
At the time we heard about the attack at Pearl Harbor, we were unaware that my cousin was there, stationed aboard the USS Arizona. The last time I had seen him, he was in his uniform, looking so handsome and happy to be off to a great adventure overseas. The true reality and sadness of his death did not come until many years later when I visited Honolulu. I took the Navy tour to the Arizona Memorial where I read his name written on the marble tablet, and looked into the water to see the eerie shadow of the hull of the Arizona that was the tomb for so many young men, along with my cousin Jimmy Moore.
December 7, 1987 |
The military remembered today's 46th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a moment of silence, prayers and gun salutes for the 2,400 Americans killed on the "date which will live in infamy." Military officials aboard the ship Arizona Memorial fell silent at 7:55 a.m. today, followed seconds later by F-15 jets from the Hawaii Air National Guard streaking overhead in the "missing man" formation. The memorial service remembering the exact minute of the Japanese attack on Dec.
December 7, 1991 |
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor lasted less than two horrible hours in 1941, but the commemoration in 1991 has gone enthusiastically on for more than a month and comes to its culmination today with memorial ceremonies atop the sunken battleship Arizona, at the national cemetery known as the Punchbowl, at Hickam Field and other Hawaii sites known to the fiery history of that one Sunday morning so long ago.