A Pearl Harbor Survivor Salutes the Fallen

I will admit a partiality to World War II veterans, my husband is one, and so is retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sterling R. Cale, a 90-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor.

Retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sterling R. Cale, a 90-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, salutes the 1,177 service members who lost their lives during the attack on the USS Arizona Dec. 7, 1941. Photo courtesy of the Dept. of Defense.

The photo above was taken as Cale took a few moments in the shrine room of the USS Arizona Memorial during the USS Arizona Memorial 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony, May 27, 2012.

The ceremony honored the 1,177 service members who lost their lives during the Japanese attack on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941.

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2 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on veterans news 3.0.

  2. It is commovent see a veterans honor fallens. He has lived a hystoric event and, for thus, he realize the valor of sacrifices made by fallens. He is honoring them as a buddies beetween buddies, as a survivor of a destruction attack such us that of Pearl Harbor.
    I love this category of men for their solidarity toward others claudio alpaca

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