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World War II veteran William Washington holds up his Pearl Harbor Medal in December 1998. He earned the medal for his part in the battle at Pearl Harbor.
Gallery: Memories of World War II
Jan. 07, 2009 @ 01:44 PM
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ushered the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. It changed the lives of millions of Americans who put on their country's uniform and went into battle.