Springfield’s World War II veterans remember Pearl Harbor

More than 2,400 U.S. military personnel and civilians were killed

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Wednesday marked the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese bombing that propelled the United States into World War II.

More than 2,400 U.S. military personnel and civilians were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded on December 7th, 1941.

One Springfield veteran, Richard J. Tyrell, told 22News it’s important to remember the sacrifices Americans made that day, and continue to make; “Because that’s what serving in a combat environment, having to do one of the most difficult jobs on the entire planet. It gives them memories they can never ever forget, whether they wish to or not.

The attack on Pearl Harbor is considered the greatest loss of life ever in an attack on a U.S. warship.

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