Pearl Har­bor relic from at­tack com­ing to Rhode Is­land

Woonsocket Call - - OBITUARIES/REGION -

WAKE­FIELD (AP) — A piece of a bat­tle­ship de­stroyed dur­ing the Pearl Har­bor at­tack of World War II is com­ing to Rhode Is­land.

The Prov­i­dence Jour­nal re­ports the World War II Foun­da­tion is set to re­ceive sal­vaged steel from the USS Ari­zona.

The bat­tle­ship sunk dur­ing the Ja­panese at­tack on a U.S. naval base in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 and is now a na­tional memo­rial. More than 2,400 ser­vice­men and civil­ians were killed in the sur­prise at­tack that thrust the U.S. into World War II. The the five-by-four­foot piece from the USS Ari­zona’s su­per­struc­ture will be dis­played at the en­trance of the foun­da­tion’s cen­ter in Wake­field when it ar­rives in a few weeks. At least two peo­ple from Rhode Is­land died when the bat­tle­ship sunk.

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