Oklahomans remember Pearl Harbor

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

A memorial to the USS Oklahoma will be dedicated at Pearl Harbor on Friday as part of ceremonies marking the 66th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base on December 7, 1941.

Four-hundred-twenty sailors and Marines aboard the Oklahoma died in the attack. The number is second only to the USS Arizona in casualties suffered in the attack.

About 18 of the estimated 90 living survivors who were aboard the Oklahoma are expected to join Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry and other dignitaries for Friday's dedication.

The monument includes 429 white marble standards each with the name of a fallen sailor or Marine.

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