December 7th, 2011

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Firefighters at Pearl Harbor

FIREFIGHTERS KILLED & INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AT PEARL HARBOR:

As
the Hickam Field firefighting apparatus was knocked out, Honolulu Fire
companies responded to assist with the fires. At 0826 a Japanese
aerial bomb was dropped on crews from HFD Engine Co.1, 4, and 6. 3
Firefighters, Captain John Carreira, Captain Thomas S. Macy, and
Hoseman Harry T.L. Pang were killed in the Line of Duty. An additional 6
were wounded from shrapnel. They were Honolulu Fire Lieutenant Fred
Kealoha, Hoseman Moses Kalilikane, Hoseman John A. Gilman, Hoseman
Solomon H. Naauao, Hoseman Patrick J. McCabe, and Hoseman George
Correa. In 1944 they all were awarded the Order of the Purple Heart.
They are the only non-military personnel to have received this award.
MORE on Pearl Harbor as we remember those lost on December 7, 1941:  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pearlharbor/