News for Pearl Harbor Day

Lee Soucy decided five years ago that when he died he wanted to join his shipmates killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Soucy lived to be 90, passing away just last year. On Tuesday, seven decades after dozens of fellow sailors were killed when the USS Utah sank on Dec. 7, 1941, a Navy diver took a small urn containing his ashes and put it in a porthole of the ship.

The ceremony is one of five memorials being held this week for servicemen who lived through the assault and want their remains placed in Pearl Harbor out of pride and affinity for those they left behind.

Go and read the whole article.  I’m glad the whoever is in charge of the Utah Memorial and the Park Service in charge of the Arizona Memorial allows this to happen. 

Rest easy.

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  1. Butch Cassidy

    I can't help but wonder what history courses will make of WWII when the veterans are all gone. May they all rest in peace when the time comes; they earned it.