Heroes and Survivors

The stories and legacies of the brave who served in the armed forces for the United States will live on.
Learn about the heroes and survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack and their tales of courage and selflessness that will restore pride for our fellow citizens for generations now and in the future.

Pearl Harbor Heroes: Herbert C. Jones

February 15, 2019 ·  
As we’ve learned over time, heroes come in all ages, genders, and ethnicities. The attack on Pearl Harbor illustrates this point with the innumerable people who stepped up to help their fellow Americans on December 7, 1941. Among them was 23-year-old Herbert C. Jones, a Los Angeles native who gave his life protecting his fellow […]
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Pearl Harbor Survivor Patrick McIntyre Passes Away at 96

February 05, 2019 ·  
The Memphis, Tennessee area said goodbye to its last known Pearl Harbor survivor with the passing of Patrick McIntyre on January 25, 2019. At 96 years old, McIntyre was one of a dwindling number of survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack that launched the War in the Pacific. McIntyre was revered in his community […]
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Jack Vaessen and USS Utah

January 07, 2019 ·  
The morning of December 7, 1941 on the island of Oahu was chaos. While it’s likely that most of the sailors and Marines there knew exactly what was going on, that wasn’t the case for John “Jack” Vaessen, a ship’s electrician serving aboard the former battleship USS Utah (BB-31/AG-16). Though Utah had long since been […]
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USS Schley Survivor Joe White

December 19, 2018 ·  
The 1930s were difficult for the United States. The Great Depression gripped the nation, causing economic worry from coast to coast. Families did what they could to survive. Even children chipped in, selling newspapers or working on farms and picking up whatever odd jobs they could find. Such was the youth of Joseph Merrel White, […]
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Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Has Died at 106

November 25, 2018 ·  
Ray Chavez, the oldest Pearl Harbor survivor, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 21, 2018. He was 106. According to his daughter Kathleen Chavez, the veteran’s health had been in decline in recent weeks. Chavez, a San Diego resident, was more than just a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was […]
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Who Was Pearl Harbor's Highest-Ranking Casualty?

October 15, 2018 ·  
Many names stand out when learning about the tragedy that unfolded at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Some are remembered for their bravery under fire, and a few were awarded the Medal of Honor for actions that day. One of these men was Rear Admiral  Isaac C. Kidd, Pearl Harbor's highest-ranking casualty.   Early Career […]
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Veterans Day 2018 in Hawaii

October 06, 2018 ·  
Every year on November 11, we honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect their nation. Visitors to Hawaii can take part in a number of Veterans Day events across the islands. Here are just a few ways to observe Veterans Day 2018 in Hawaii. Kauai Kapaa Veterans […]
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The Nelsons of USS Arizona

September 27, 2018 ·  
The December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor was an effort by Imperial Japan to destroy—or at the very least seriously disable—the US Navy's Pacific Fleet. Battleships serving out of Pearl Harbor were primary targets, including the USS Arizona (BB-39). The mighty vessel was hit by four bombs, the last of which ignited her forward […]
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Another Honor for Pearl Harbor Hero Joe George

September 20, 2018 ·  
On December 7, 2017, Joe George, a man best known for his heroics during the Pearl Harbor attack that saved several sailors trapped on the USS Arizona (BB-39), was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star Medal for Valor. It was an award that was a long-time coming, hindered by the fact that George had disobeyed a […]
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Francis Flaherty: Hero of USS Oklahoma

September 03, 2018 ·  
On December 14, 1941, seven days after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, John Flaherty received a box of Christmas presents from his brother in Hawaii. At about the same time, US Navy officials were confirming that Francis Flaherty, an officer aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37), had been killed in the attack. This was an […]
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