'A date which will live in infamy ...'

— Franklin D. Roosevelt after the Empire of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941

Posted 12/10/17

The Sumter Item remembers the courageous military memberswho lost their lives at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 76 years ago. Duringthis attack that led to a declaration of war by the United States,2,403 men …

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'A date which will live in infamy ...'

— Franklin D. Roosevelt after the Empire of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941

Posted

The Sumter Item remembers the courageous military members

who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 76 years ago. During

this attack that led to a declaration of war by the United States,

2,403 men and women died. According to the U.S. Navy Museum, 188 aircraft were destroyed and 159 damaged. Joseph Sweetman, whose son

Mark lives in Sumter, took photographs of the attack that were used by

The Associated Press. All photos on this page were taken from Sumter

Item archives.

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