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College Students Travel with World War II Veterans to Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, HawaiiSeventy years ago today, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the USA naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged and four sank; many other ships were sank or destroyed. In total, 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 were injured.

Now, 10 students from the College of the Ozarks are getting an up close and personal look into this event as they travel to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Okinawa, Japan, and Hiroshima, Japan, with five World War II veterans. Two of the veterans were stationed in Pearl Harbor when the attack took place.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to escort them to Pearl Harbor and to Japan, said Ciera Carson, one of the students who is on the trip. “I am going to document their stories and pass their stories to children I will teach some day.”

Another student, Bryan Cizek, is also excited to share this experience with the veterans.

“I am interested in history,” he said. “I want to see it through the yes of people who were there. I want to talk to the veterans and know what it was actually like, and how they dealt with things. I’m glad we all went with LiveYourAloha Tours when in Hawaii, because these tours completely brought forth the essence of the place.”

Guy Piper is one of the veterans who is also going on the trip. He was on Ford Island when the attacks took  place and saw the Japanese bombed drop torpedoes on the USS Oklahoma.

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