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December 1941 Sailors stand among wrecked airplanes at Ford Island Naval Air Station as they watch the explosion of the USS Shaw in the background, during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Battleships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia * *Sunk or destroyed:

Battleships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia * *Sunk or destroyed

Pearl Harbor World War II - Dorie Miller, a black messman, was untrained in machine gun use due to rigid Naval segregation policies. He took over a machine gun aboard the USS West Virginia and was officially credited with downing two Japanese planes and was honored as one of the first heroes of World War II. Six months after the attack, he was given the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester Nimitz.

Doris “Dorie” Miller was a cook in the US Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross. A ship’s cook on the battleship West Virginia during Pearl.

Most Decorated Woman in US Military – (1907 to 2002) – Col. Ruby Bradley of the Army Nurse Corps was the most highly decorated army nurse, receiving 34 medals and citations of bravery for her military service during the Japanese and Korean War, on World War II. Her awards included Legion of Merit Medals, Bronze Stars, Presidential Emblems, WWII Victory Medal, U.N. Service Medal, and Florence Nightingale Medal.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.

USS Arizona; Turrets #3 and 4 .This is one of a collection of photographs of salvage operations at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard taken by the shipyard during the period following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which initiated US participation in World War II. The photographs are found in a number of files in several shipyard records series.

Salvage work continuing on the sunken battleship USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor Hawaii 25 February Note Arizonas two after main turrets being pumped out and disassembled.

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Pearl Harbor Attack--my home port during the Vietnam War. Many relics and reminders of the Pearl Harbor attack were still there in Nearby Hickam Airfield still had holes in the walls of offices and barracks as a reminder to never let our guard down.

Doris "Dorie" Miller, born in Waco Texas in 1919, known for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross.

Doris "Dorie" Miller, born in Waco Texas in known for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross.

"I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene."   Grandma Moses, Time Magazine, 1948

Anna Dickinson was eight when she survived Titanic, 11 when she lost an aunt on Lusitania, 31 when she lost a cousin on Hindenburg, 37 when she lost a nephew at Pearl Harbor, and 97 when her home was shaken by the collapse on

D-Day.  Today, June 6th, 2015, marks the 71st anniversary of an event synonymous with courage, determination, perseverance, and gallantry.

The Normandy Invasion General Dwight D Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. "Full victory - nothing else" to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe.

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In September 1940 the first peacetime draft law in U. history had been passed.authorizing the registration of 17 million men. In August and September 1941 U. merchant vessels were armed for self defense.

Lieutenant Commander John McCain, photographed as he was forcibly dragged from the wreckage of his A-4E Seahawk after being shot down over Hanoi. Saved from drowning by Viet Cong, he was severely beaten before being taken to the infamous Hanoi Hilton as a POW.  He’d remain in the North Vietnamese’s hospitality for the next 7 years.

US Navy Pilot John McCain being pulled from Truc Bach Lake in Vietnam after his Skyhawk was shot down on October 26 1967 during a bombing mission in Hanoi.

Wagon train moving out of Atlanta, Georgia. 1864

It didn't take the 2014 Snow to create a traffic jam in Atlanta! Wagon train moving out of Atlanta, Georgia (circa Amazing how different it was.

The First Photograph of a Human ”Boulevard Du Temple” [Paris, 1838] by Deguarre

Photograph by Louis Daguerre of the Boulevard du Temple, Paris. Taken late 1838 or The first ever photograph of people. (Towards the bottom left corner there is a man having his boots polished).

German flags thrown to the ground in the Red Square during the Victory Parade

German flags thrown to the ground in the Red Square during the Victory Parade.those flags belong there under everyone else's feet crushed and destroyed.but maybe one day we will respect how we are all equal in this world.