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Commemorating a legacy of service on the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Today, we observe the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, men and women of the armed forces faced one of the most lethal threats in our country’s history with astounding heroism.

By |December 7th, 2021|Benefits|Comments Off on Commemorating a legacy of service on the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor attack sailors killed, interred at national cemetery

Of the 2,341 service members killed at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, nine who died are buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota.

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Remains of North Texas sailor killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest 80 years later

Harold William Lindsey joined the Navy from Waxahachie, a small town just south of Dallas, Texas. Originally from California, fate would place him on the USS Oklahoma on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese Empire attacked Pearl Harbor. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Lindsey was one of the battleship’s 429 crewmembers killed in the attack. Almost 80 years later, the North Texas sailor finally returned to his family and friends. 

By |November 16th, 2021|Memorial Affairs|2 Comments

Borne The Battle 149: WWII Weekend Part One: Pearl Harbor Survivors Richard Schimmel and William Bonelli

WWII Weekend in Reading, PA had over twenty-five WWII Veterans attend the event. Included were two survivors on the attacks of Pearl Harbor. At the time of the attack, Richard (Dick) Schimmel was one of the first soldiers to ever work with radar and William Bonelli was a mechanic at Hickam Airfield.

By |June 12th, 2019|Borne the Battle podcast, Honoring Vets, Top Stories|8 Comments

Fort Gibson National Cemetery final resting place for Oklahoma sailor killed at Pearl Harbor

On Dec. 7, 1941, Seaman 1st Class Eugene Woodrow Wicker, only 20 years old, was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese launched their infamous surprise attack.

By |August 7th, 2018|Honoring Vets, Memorial Affairs|14 Comments

Former POW recalls more than 1,300 days in captivity, beginning just days after Pearl Harbor

This 22-year Navy veteran spent 1,367 days in captivity as a prisoner of war during World War II. And he’s about to turn 103 years old April 28.

By |April 2nd, 2018|Honoring Vets, Top Stories|16 Comments

#BorneTheBattle 67: Sterling Cale – Navy Veteran, Pearl Harbor survivor

Pearl Harbor survivor Sterling Cale shares his perspective during the attack, how he responded, and his role in recovering bodies afterwards.

By |December 6th, 2017|Borne the Battle podcast, Honoring Vets, Top Stories|Comments Off on #BorneTheBattle 67: Sterling Cale – Navy Veteran, Pearl Harbor survivor

Pearl Harbor survivors share their stories of Dec. 7, 1941

Three Pearl Harbor survivors and a Pearl Harbor witness share their different, and similar, perspectives of the December 7, 1941 attacks.

By |December 13th, 2016|Honoring Vets, VA News Digital|Comments Off on Pearl Harbor survivors share their stories of Dec. 7, 1941

[Podcast] #8: Alfred Rodrigues – Navy Veteran, Pearl Harbor Survivor

Al was in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on December 7th, 1941. We caught up with Uncle Al and talked to him about his service.

By |December 9th, 2016|Borne the Battle podcast, Top Stories|Comments Off on [Podcast] #8: Alfred Rodrigues – Navy Veteran, Pearl Harbor Survivor
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