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Ken Hechler speaks during the Pearl Harbor Day ceremony Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena to mark the 67th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Hechler was a World War II combat historian.
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.