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Witnesses Accounts of The Attck of Pearl Harbor Essay

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Imagine yourself as a military personnel working on your naval base like any normal day. One minute you are calm and peaceful, another you break out into a brutal battle. Bullets flying, people dying, chaos all around you. In this article I am going to tell you about the event that had taken place in 1941. By the end of this, you will be able to see this event through the eyes many people who were there to witnessed this tragedy.

Today, December 7, 1941 has become one of the most tragic events that have taken place in history. The Japanese has attacked our naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It wasn’t only the military personnel who were affected but it was also their families including the civilians living on the island of Hawaii. “The
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armed forces. Monday, December 8 - The United States and Britain declare war on Japan with President Roosevelt calling December 7, "a date which will live in infamy...” (Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor).

I was working in the hospital at the time of the bombing and people were coming in by the hundreds. So many were injured, burned, and they all were in a tremendous amount of pain. Many patients suffered from burns. Our patients suffered 2nd to 3rd degree burns and the only way we could help was to cut off their burning skin. “There were numerous variations in the types of wounds. There were flesh wounds; gunshot wounds of the head, neck, body and extremities; small, medium, and massive wounds caused by shell and shrapnel; extensive wounds produced by fragments of bombs and metal; penetrating abdominal wounds; traumatic amputations; wounds which contained foreign bodies; and simple, comminuted and compound fractures. A number of men also suffered from asphyxia. Some of the men suffered from a combination of wounds and burns” (Pearl Harbor Navy Medical Activities). I could not believe what had happen to all of these people. How could someone cause such damage and not have to do a thing but click one button?

I was a one of the navy sailors stationed at Pearl Harbor. I was on the USS Oklahoma when nine torpedoes hit the ship. “Her hull's port side was opened almost
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