Editorial: New generation inherits Pearl Harbor legacy

Seventy-two years ago today, the imperial forces of Japan launched a sneak attack against U.S. forces stationed at Pearl Harbor in what eventually would become our 50th state.

Officials say 2,400 U.S. service people were killed and 1,200 were injured that Sunday morning, a day that still lives in infamy, dragging the United States into World War II.

It stands alone in the treachery of a nation attacking the United States, much like the horrendous Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on U.S. soil. Casualties in the war that sneak attack launched continue to mount in Afghanistan, including the death of Hunter “H.D.” Hogan, a 2009 graduate of Brownstown Central High School who died June 23, 2012, during combat operations in Helmand province while serving with the Marines.

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