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Pearl Harbor

John Anderson, Oldest Remaining Survivor Of USS Arizona, Dead At 98

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

John Anderson, the oldest remaining survivor of the USS Arizona, which sank when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, died Saturday in R...

Military IDs 7 Pearl Harbor 'Unknowns' Using Dental Records

Associated Press | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) -- The remains of seven crew members missing since the USS Oklahoma capsized in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor have been identified, t...

Who Will Investigate the Investigators?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

I have no issue with Benghazi being investigated; all the better to prevent future attacks. It is also understandable to be outraged at the deaths in Benghazi. But not if you felt no such outrage when embassy staff was killed under Bush. Or if you give Bush a pass on 9/11.

There's An 'Eerily Untouched' WWII Bomber Sitting In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel

In February 1942, after America's first heavy bomber offensive raid of World War II, a bullet-riddled U.S. B-17E bomber crash landed in a remote ...

The Massive Oil Plume Beneath Pearl Harbor Isn't New, But It Is Shocking

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

Pearl Harbor was once known as Oahu's "bread basket" because it was such an important fishing area, teeming with ocean life. But since the constructio...

Why I Hope Our Youth Never Completely Understand Our Need to Remember Events Like September 11

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

As September 11 approaches, I find that a wash of memories and emotions have settled on me once again. Not vague, fuzzy memories but moments of intense clarity, where even the smells and sounds of that day are as clear as if it were happening today.

Atomic Bomb Survivors Share Testimonies & Reflections While Visiting Pearl Harbor

Amanda McCracken | Posted 08.13.2015 | World
Amanda McCracken

Years after charred corpses drifting in rivers and the smell of cremated bodies had drifted away, hibakushas carried with them the stigma (and ailments associated with radiation). Many Japanese feared the exposure to radiation might infect others.

USS Arizona Memorial Reopens After Boat Crashed Into Its Dock

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Visitors are once again going to the USS Arizona Memorial after the Navy finished repairing damage to a dock that kept the Pearl Har...

Boat Crashes Into USS Arizona Memorial In Pearl Harbor

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

UPDATE: 5/28 (HST) -- According to the National Parks Service, the Navy plans to have the damaged dock repaired by June 4. Normal tours will resume af...

Review: Morris Berman's New Book on Japan, "Neurotic Beauty"

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Looks At Japan is a fine addition to a long list of books that attempt to explain Japan, what one observer has called the "most foreign of foreign countries."

The Untold Story of America's Tigers

Clara Macri | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Clara Macri

General Claire "Lee" Chennault was not only brave, he was cunning. He out-thought the Japanese Air Force at every turn and these exploits and the real-life heroes who surrounded him, and sometimes died for him, deserves to be told.

Pentagon Plans To Identify Hundreds Killed At Pearl Harbor

AP | Audrey MacAvoy | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Pentagon said Tuesday it would exhume and try to identify the remains of nearly 400 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklah...

Will Myanmar's Military Reform?

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

Does the country's future lie with Min Aung Hlaing or with Than Shwe? It's a question Myanmar will have to sort out for itself--but, in the meantime, the U.S. could be doing much more to tip the scales towards reform.

Vietnam War Veteran's Dying Wish To Visit Pearl Harbor Is Fulfilled

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 03.26.2015 | Good News

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people...

5 Under-The-Radar Hawaii Sites That Are As Historic As They Are Beautiful

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel

Sure, you know about Pearl Harbor, but you probably don't realize that Hawaii's involvement in World War II extends far beyond the date that lives in ...

Oldest Survivor Of USS Arizona From Pearl Harbor Attack Dies At 100

AP | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died i...

This 101-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Vet Was One Of The Most Honorable SOTU Guests

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.21.2015 | Good News

The 2015 State of the Union address brought together many people with compelling stories, including this veteran with a heroic past. Retired Navy ...

Pearl Harbor Contractors Killed By Falling Buoy

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.14.2014 | Crime

A 10,000 pound buoy accidentally fell on top of four civilian contractors at Pearl Harbor's Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, killing two men ...

The Feinstein Torture Report

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We can't pretend it wasn't torture anymore, because the facts weren't swept under a historical rug this time.

Survivors Gather To Honor 73rd Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday's 73rd a...

The Tapestry of December 7th

Dennis Santiago | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

It's been 73 years since the Day of Infamy. So many of the people that lived it are now gone. But their echoes and the lessons they impart to our lives continue. When I think of December 7, I remember it is the day my elders began the most difficult four years of their lives

Pearl Harbor: Woman's Wave at Pilot a Reminder of Shared Humanity

Robert F. Darden | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Robert F. Darden

Seventy-three years later, we are -- once again -- in December and the season of shared humanity, of love, of forgiveness, of family.

Allegations Of Rampant Mismanagement At Pearl Harbor Memorial

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The USS Arizona is an underwater grave for more than 900 sailors and Marines killed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and s...

Remembering Pearl Harbor at the USS Arizona Memorial

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 02.03.2015 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on military forces at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. December 7th falls on a Sunday, just as it did on that "Day of Infamy" in 1941 when the sun dappled base was just waking up to another relaxing weekend day.

4 Pearl Harbor Survivors Gather For Reunion, Vow It's Not Their Last

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.02.2014 | Good News

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Four of the remaining nine USS Arizona survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack are vowing this year's anniversary won't be t...