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Pearl Harbor, 71 Years Later
71 Years ago, President Roosevelt announced to the world that the U.S. had been “suddenly and deliberately attacked by a naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”
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Rudy Martinez, a 21-year-old Mexican American, was a high school wrestler, a boxer, and the first Hispanic to die in World War II.

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The USS Arizona burns during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 in Hawaii. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy/Newsmakers)

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An explosion at the Naval Air Station, Ford Island, Pearl Harbour (Pearl Harbor) during the Japanese attack. Sailors stand amid wrecked watching as the USS Shaw explodes in the center background. The USS Nevada is also visible in the middle background, with her bow headed toward the left. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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7th December 1941: The results of the Pearl Harbour (Pearl Harbor) attack by the Japanese at Wheeler Field Barracks with artillery being pulled from the water. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

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10th December 1941: The USS California on fire in Pearl Harbor (Pearl Harbor) after the Japanese attack. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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The American destroyer USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (Pearl Harbor), home of the American Pacific Fleet during World War II. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Hickam Field aircraft hangar at Pearl Harbour (Pearl Harbor), Hawaii, destroyed by Japanese bombs during World War II. (Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images)

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10th December 1941: Wreckage of a US Navy amphibian plane being photographed. It was destroyed during the nearby Pearl Harbor (Pearl Harbor) attack. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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December 1941: The jumbled mass of wreckage in front of the battleship USS Pennsylvania constitutes the remains of the destroyers USS Downes and USS Cassin, bombed by the Japanese during the raid on Pearl Harbour (Pearl Harbor). The ships were in drydock. The torpedo-damaged cruiser USS Helena is in the right distance, beyond the crane. Visible in the centre distance is the capsized USS Oklahoma with USS Maryland alongside. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Pearl Harbor, 71 Years Later

71 Years ago, President Roosevelt announced to the world that the U.S. had been “suddenly and deliberately attacked by a naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

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