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A Day of Infamy

December 9, 2019

Remembering the Day of Infamy: Diego Garcia Takes Pause on the Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack

U.S. and British service members, civilians and contractors on board U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia gathered in front of the headquarters building, Dec. 6, to honor those fallen during the...

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2019 Kaneohe Klipper Memorial Ceremony
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Dec. 7, 2019 | 4:02
2019 Kaneohe Klipper Memorial Ceremony
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Dec. 7, 2019 | 4:02
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Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, shakes a U.S. Marine's hand during his visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii , Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
An American flag is displayed during a U.S. Navy veterans visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, shakes a student with Mokapu Elementary School's hand during his visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, and students with Mokapu Elementary School pose for a group photo during Long's visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
U.S. Marines with the rifle detail for the annual Klipper Ceremony perform a rifle salute, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, gives Mr. Daniel Griffin, a veteran whose father was present during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, casings from the 21-gun salute after the annual Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marines with the rifle detail for the annual Klipper Ceremony perform a rifle salute, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marines with the rifle detail for the annual Klipper Ceremony perform a rifle salute, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
A U.S. Marine rings a bell for those who gave their lives on Dec. 7, 1941, during the Annual Klipper Ceremony held at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marines with the rifle detail for the annual Klipper Ceremony perform the traditional 21-gun salute for those who gave their lives on Dec. 7, 1941, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and CDR Steve Niemann, officer in charge, Naval Support Detachment, place a wreath at the Klipper Memorial during the Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, places a wreath at the Klipper Memorial with CDR Steve Niemann, officer in charge, Naval Support Detachment, during the Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, places a wreath at the Klipper Memorial with CDR Steve Niemann, officer in charge, Naval Support Detachment, during the Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marines with the Headquarters Battalion color guard hoist the colors during the annual Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marines with the Headquarters Battalion color guard hoist the colors during the annual Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
A U.S. Marine with the Marine Corps Forces, Pacific band, plays a drum adorned with the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific logo during the annual Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marines honor those who gave their lives aboard U.S. Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941, during the annual Klipper Ceremony, held at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marines honor those who gave their lives aboard U.S. Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941, during the annual Klipper Ceremony, held at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marines with the rifle detail for the annual Klipper Ceremony stand at attention, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
Mr. Daniel Griffin, a veteran whose father was present during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, speaks with Marines before the annual Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
A U.S. Marine with the Marine Corps Forces, Pacific band, wields the mace during the annual Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Marine Corps LCpl. Jacob Dilata, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, narrates during the annual Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Navy World War II veterans attend lunch at The Officer's Club during their visit, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Tom Foreman, retired U.S. Navy gun director, speaks to U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Charles Wells, sergeant major, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, during his visit, MCBH, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, and U.S. Marines pose for a group photo during his visit, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Stuart Hedley, retired U.S. Navy gun pointer, looks at a newspaper during his visit, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, speaks with U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, during his visit, MCBH, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii and U.S. Navy veterans pose for a group photo during the their visit, MCBH, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii and U.S. Navy veterans pose for a group photo during the their visit, MCBH, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Tom Foreman, retired U.S. Navy gun director, speaks to students with Mokapu Elementary School during his visit, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, speaks to students with Mokapu Elementary School during his visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Students with Mokapu Elementary School hold a sign during a U.S. Navy veterans visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
U.S. Navy veterans arrive at Mokapu Elementary School during their visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
U.S. Marines honor those who gave their lives aboard U.S. Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941, during the annual Klipper Ceremony, held at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.