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Pearl Harbor, 70th Anniversary (Experiencing War, Stories from the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress)
70 years after the first bombs fell, the events of December 7th, 1941 remain etched in the collective memory of Americans. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii altered the course of history, marking the entrance of the United States into its second world war. While many lives were changed that day, none were more affected than those service men and women living and working in Pearl Harbor. For them, December 7th is more than just a page in the history books—it was the start of their combat career, a day when they lost friends and comrades, and the instant when war became a reality. In their own words, these Pearl Harbor survivors present what they experienced on “the date which will live in infamy.” [read news release]
Image: Jim Ralph BeighJim Ralph Beigh
NAVY
World War II

Video Interview, Memoirs
Image: Raymond Barron ChavezRaymond B. Chavez
NAVY
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Robert Abbott CoatesRobert A. Coates
NAVY
World War II

Video and Audio Interviews, Photos
Image: Kathryn Mary DoodyKathryn M. Doody
ARMY NURSE CORPS
World War II

Video Interview
Image: James Willis DowningJames Willis Downing
NAVY
World War II

Video Interview
Image: James J. DoyleJames J. Doyle
NAVY
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Daniel Leonard DiBono, Jr.Donald Patrick Finn
NAVY
World War II

Video Interview, Photos, Memoir, Correspondence

Image: James M. FurukawaJames M. Furukawa
ARMY
World War II

Video Interview, Photos
Image: Ivan Arnold HarrisIvan Arnold Harris
NAVY
World War II

Video Interview
Image: William Henry HarveyWilliam H. Harvey
NAVY
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Earl Jay KohlerEarl Jay Kohler
NAVY
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Ralph C. NashRalph C. Nash
COAST GUARD
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Frank Thomas OraveczFrank T. Oravecz
ARMY
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Richard M. PaullRichard M. Paull
NAVY
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Norwood TeagueNorwood Teague
NAVY
World War II


Audio Interview
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