Chief Petty Officer Edward Wartzleff was one of only 335 survivors of the USS Arizona which sunk after exploding during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. 1177 crew members perished. Mr. Wartzleff died on Sept. 10, 2013 at the age of 96.
Pearl Harbor Attack--my home port during the Vietnam War. Many relics and reminders of the Pearl Harbor attack were still there in 1970. Nearby Hickam Airfield still had holes in the walls of offices and barracks as a reminder to never let our guard down.
Today is December 7th. On this date in 1941, the Japanese attacked the U.S. Naval station at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The following day, President Franklin Roosevelt addressed Congress referencing the "day that will live in infamy." A video of his speech is attached.