The 60th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack
Sixty years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the National Pearl Harbor Survivors Association held it's annual reunion in Hawaii.
This group of web pages relate to the USS Utah BB31/AG16, the 58 casualties of that attack, the survivors, friends and family members who had gathered in Hawaii for this occasion. Other web pages will cover the various commemoration activities of the National PHSA.
Late in the afternoon of December 6th 2001, members of the USS Utah Association, comprised of survivors, friends and relatives of survivors and casualties of December 7th, 1941, were treated to a boat ride across the Harbor to the vicinity of the Hull of the USS UTAH, and the Utah Memorial. Admiral Conway, Commander, Navy Hawaii Region, and other active duty personnel, including Chaplain Buenaventura, Senior Chief Phil Eggman and Master Chief Robert Scheeler; Boatswains Mate First Class James Anthony and members of the Boat Crew were aboard. (See program posted below.
Photo of our boat taken from the media boat some 250 yards away, as the memorial ceremony was being conducted.
Photo courtesy Mr. E. Tanner/Honolulu Advertiser
As we approached the area strains of "Amazing Grace" could be heard coming from the Memorial as played by 1st Lt. Justin Stodghill, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
The boat ride
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