I was stationed at NAS Barbers Point Hawaii from 1974 to 1982. I attended an advanced Electronic warfare school on Ford Island. We had to take a launch from Iriquois Point to Ford Island. We would pass the Arizona and the forgoten Utah. During lunch I would walk over to where the Utah rests and solemly think about the events of that day.
On Monday December 7th we will be doing honors for one of the last two remaining Pearl Harbor survivors in our area. And then there was one.