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69th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor - Department of Defense Image Collection

U.S. Navy Lt. Corey Thornton, at lectern, command chaplain for the guided missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65), delivers a blessing on the USS Utah Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 9, 2009, during a burial at sea ceremony for retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Joseph W. "J.W." Thornton, Pearl Harbor survivor. Thornton was stationed aboard the seaplane tender USS Curtiss (AV 4) during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Thornton's family returned his ashes into the harbor in accordance with his wishes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul D. Honnick/ Released)

 

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Taken on April 9, 2009