• Coachella Valley WWII Veterans remember attack on Pearl Harbor

    [bc_video video_id=”6214780140001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”rJpklujDf” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” playsinline=”” picture_in_picture=”” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” ] Dec. 7th, 1941 was a day that changed history.  It was also a day that shaped the course of Palm Desert resident Robert Borelli’s life. “I’m 95 years old now, and I think about it every day since it happened,” […]

  • US sailor opens fire at a Pearl Harbor shipyard days before the anniversary of historic attack

    Multiple agencies are investigating Wednesday’s shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii, where authorities say a US sailor killed two civilian workers and injured another before killing himself. The motive for the shooting is unclear. The shooter’s name has not been released, but he was an active-duty US sailor assigned to the submarine USS Columbia, officials said […]

  • Richard Cole, last WWII Doolittle Raider, dies at 103

    Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who carried out the daring U.S. attack on Japan during World War II, has died at a military hospital in Texas. He was 103. A spokesman says Cole died Tuesday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Robert Whetstone, a […]

  • 77th Pearl Harbor Anniversary: How the Coachella Valley Helped the War Effort

    [bc_video video_id=”5977010787001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”Hkbio1usDM” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%”] Nearly one million soldiers trained in the Coachella Valley for World War II efforts, the desert was also a test site for a lethal weapon that would change the course of the war. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy struck the Pearl […]

  • 97-Year-Old Navy Veteran Recalls 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. The waves of attacking planes reached his military […]

  • Oldest U.S. military survivor of Pearl Harbor dies at age 106

    Ray Chavez, the oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II, died Wednesday. He was 106. Chavez, who had been battling pneumonia, died in his sleep in the San Diego suburb of Poway, his daughter, Kathleen Chavez, told The Associated Press. […]

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