08 December 2013

USS Arizona

Yesterday was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

I got asked by one of The Lovely Harvey's friends, "what's the big deal about that ship?"

They get the sneak attack and that got us into the war part, but not why Arizona is so significant.

Check out this vid.  Sorry, no embed.

That explosion accounts for 1,177 men dead out of 2,402 total killed in the attack.  Just 335 of Arizona's crew survived the attack.

The moment was caught on film and that film was very widely seen.

And that's really "it" for why it's a big deal.

I also find it very appropriate that Missouri is moored right behind her with that big bronze plaque set in her deck.

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