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Seven decades later, memory of attacks still strong

December 17, 2011

PROVIDENCE - The words may have come slower last Wednesday, but you could still see the emotion in their faces and their memories of a day of action.

For Navy veterans Raymond J. Haerry and Gilbert J. Hawkins, along with four of their comrades, it was a day to remember not just the infamy, but the heroism, the scrambling to save their own lives and those of others as Japanese planes attacked their base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii 60 years ago.

State and military officials paid tribute to Rhode Island’s six survivors of Pearl Harbor, among their shrinking numbers nationwide, in ceremonies at the Statehouse.

For more on the story, check out the Dec. 15 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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