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"Rosie the Riveter" Inspiration Has Died

May 11, 2021 ·  
As we watch the number of Pearl Harbor survivors dwindle, we also bid farewell to other icons of the Second World War. The latest World War II hero to pass away wasn’t a member of the Armed Forces that fought in Europe or the Pacific. On the contrary, she became a beloved symbol of many […]
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Donald Stratton, USS Arizona Survivor, Has Died

February 19, 2020 ·  
On the morning of December 7, 1941, six sailors were rescued from the burning and sinking USS Arizona (BB-39) by Joe George, a crew member of the repair ship USS Vestal (AR-4). On February 15, 2020, one of those men, Donald Stratton, passed away after spending years working to gain recognition for the hero who saved […]
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Seven Pearl Harbor Survivors Lost in January, 2020

January 30, 2020 ·  
Every year, as we get further in time from the events of December 7, 1941, we must bid farewell to an ever-increasing number of the heroes who lived through that day. Sadly, seven veterans of the attack on Pearl Harbor have passed on in the first weeks of the new year. These are the Pearl […]
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In Memoriam: Pearl Harbor Survivors Lost in 2019

January 02, 2020 ·  
As the years move us ever further from the events of December 7, 1941, we find ourselves bidding farewell to more and more of the men who lived through the horrors of that day. The following is a list of the Pearl Harbor survivors lost in 2019. Robert M. Bishop August 22, 2019 Bishop served aboard […]
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Pearl Harbor Survivor George Hursey Dies at 98

November 22, 2019 ·  
As we move ever further away in time from the events of December 7, 1941, we continue to bid farewell to the brave men and women who lived through the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. Their first-hand accounts of the Japanese attack have been invaluable, but the passage of time makes the loss of these […]
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Lauren Bruner Last to Join Shipmates on USS Arizona

November 15, 2019 ·  
In the years following the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the building of the USS Arizona Memorial, 43 former crewmen who survived the events of December 7, 1941 have chosen the sunken vessel as their final resting place. As the nation commemorates the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in December 2019, Lauren […]
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USS Arizona Survivor Lauren Bruner Dies at 98

September 14, 2019 · Jason Alghussein
More than 75 years ago, thousands of men—some of them still in their teens—put their lives on the line when the Imperial Japanese Navy launched its attack on Pearl Harbor. Among them was Lauren Bruner, who was serving aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) when the mighty battleship exploded and sank after being hit by armor-piercing bombs. […]
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Fallen USS Oklahoma Twins Identified

August 13, 2019 ·  
On August 10, 2019, a pair of twin brothers who served and died aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37) were laid to rest with military honors. The services were held, one after the other, to honor two fallen heroes of the Pearl Harbor attack whose remains had rested in mass graves for years after the war ended. USS […]
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USS Arizona Survivor Lonnie Cook Dies at 98

August 05, 2019 ·  
On July 31, 2019, the United States lost one of the few remaining survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack on USS Arizona (BB-39). Lonnie Cook, a native of Morris, OK, was 98 years old. Lonnie Cook at Pearl Harbor At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, Lonnie Cook was serving aboard USS Arizona […]
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Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Curator Passes Away

March 20, 2019 · Jason Alghussein
Arising from the devastation of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, there grew a sense of community around those involved in the deadly assault. In the aftermath of World War II, that community grew even larger, to encompass many others who recognized the importance of memorializing and remembering the history of that day. […]
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