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7/12/2011

Ashes of sailor who survived Pearl Harbor attack laid to rest with his lost crewmen as 100 survivors return for 70th anniversary

Ceremony to commemorate 2,390 killed in 1941 attack will take place at 8am Hawaii time (6pm GMT)
One hundred of around 2,700 survivors of attack will attend 70th anniversary memorial
Pearl Harbor assault shocked America and brought it into World War Two
Day after Japan launched bombing raid, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war, describing it as a ‘date which will live in infamy’
Only two of the 12 ships sunk or beached remain in the harbor today
Five veterans will be laid to rest in their old ships or their ashes scattered in the harbor during anniversary ceremonies

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