December 7, 1941. It’s kind of an important day. It’s been 62 years since Japanese troops attacked American bases at Pearl Harbor, eventually leading to the dropping of the atomic bomb and the end of World War II.
When the Japanese planes finally withdraw, they leave behind 2,335 U.S. servicemen dead, and another 1,178 wounded. Among the casualties are 68 civilians killed. Eight battleships are damaged, with five sunk. Three light cruisers, three destroyers, and three smaller vessels are lost along with 188 aircraft. The Japanese lose 27 planes and five midget subs.
Remember the soldiers. They died for our freedom.