Attack surprised America and changed every American
By William Cole
Dec. 3, 2012
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA Jimmy Lee was 11 and living just outside Pearl Harbor on a farm on Dec. 7, 1941. He experienced martial law and air raids in the uncertain days following the attack. Above, Lee, now a volunteer at the Arizona Memorial, stands under a model of a Japanese Zero in the memorial's museum. He often says he was so close to the attack that he could see the pilots in the Japanese planes.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Ray Emory, 91, fired on attacking Japanese planes with a .50-caliber machine gun from the light cruiser USS Honolulu during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Emory, who has worked to identify “unknowns” buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, will be recognized Friday at the 71st anniversary of the attack. He holds a photograph of himself as a young sailor.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Jimmy Lee was 11 and living just outside Pearl Harbor on a farm on Dec. 7, 1941. He experienced martial law and air raids in the uncertain days following the attack.