WASHINGTON – An American hero is lastly getting recognition seventy six years after the Japanese shock assault on Pearl Harbor.
Forward of Thursday’s anniversary, the secretary of the U.S. Navy posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with valor to Chief Petty Officer Joe George, who died in 1996. The information comes 5 months after Fox Information interviewed considered one of 5 dwelling USS Arizona survivors, Donald Stratton, who urged the Navy to acknowledge George’s heroic actions that day.
George is credited with saving at the very least six troopers aboard USS Arizona because it was sinking after being struck a number of occasions by Japanese planes through the assault at Pearl Harbor.
Rear Adm. Matthew J. Carter, deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, will current the medal to George’s daughter, Joe Ann Taylor, throughout a four:30 p.m. EST ceremony at the united statesArizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Observing the ceremony shall be 4 of the 5 remaining USS Arizona survivors.
Along with Chief George’s Bronze Star,…