USS Arizona and WWII

Yesterday I updated the pages for the 10 Connecticut residents who died on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Each of them has a place on the USS Arizona Memorial, and “The Punchbowl”, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. I had the images but didn’t see the need to post them until a family member sent me a larger picture of the USS Arizona names from the memorial, and I knew then it was the right thing to do. The families and local historical societies have been very helpful in contributing to the pages on this website and I’m eternally grateful.

The lone WWI update was for Purple Heart Medal recipient John Restivo. His page gets a lot of hits for some reason. I remember bypassing loading a couple of pictures his grandson Scott sent me and added those today. One of the photos is a unique certificate Woodrow Wilson created to honor those wounded during the World War (there was only one at the time!). A unique keepsake and one which inspired the design of the logo for the Disabled American Veterans.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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