HARRISBURG, Pa. - Gov. Tom Corbett and military officials from the state are honoring five Pennsylvania survivors of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the U.S. into World War II.
The Saturday ceremony at the Pennsylvania Capitol on the 72nd anniversary honored residents Hank Heim, Lyle Koenig, Charles Boyer, Donald Conner and Isaac George.
It was organized by the Naval Support Activity depot in suburban Harrisburg.
Some 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers were killed that day. Twenty-one ships were sunk or heavily damaged while 320 aircraft were damaged or destroyed. The USS Pennsylvania survived.