M*CARBO Brotherhood

Honor & Remembrance - December 7, 1941

“December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan…Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it make take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.” (President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a speech to Congress on Dec. 8, 1941)

2,008 Navy personnel killed in action
218 Army personnel killed in action
109 Marines killed in action
68 Civilian casualties
15 Navy Medal of Honor recipients
51 Navy Cross recipients

3 Navy ships lost (Arizona BB 39, Oklahoma BB 37, Utah AG 16)

18 Navy ships repaired and returned to service (California BB 14, West Virginia BB 48, Maryland BB 46, Nevada BB 36, Tennessee BB 43, Pennsylvania BB 38, Cassin DD 372, Downes DD 375, Shaw DD 373, Helm DD 388, Helena CL 50, Honolulu CL 48, Raleigh CL 7, Curtiss AV 4, Vestal AR 4, Oglala CM 4, Sotoyoma YT 9, Floating Drydock YFD 2)

1 Navy ship sunk, raised, repaired and present at Tokyo Bay during Japan’s formal surrender Sept. 2, 1945 (West Virginia BB 48)

Source: Naval History and Heritage Command


Remember Pearl Harbor


Never forget! To the shipmates that came before me on that day of infamy, may you have Fair Winds and Following Seas. Rest in Peace.


Godspeed to all the Sailors and Marines, Army Air Corps and ground troops…Forever rest in peace.