Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46What I Learned From My Visit to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii By YM/PFC Matthew Harvey Douglas County (CO) Before I went to Pearl Harbor with my unit, I did not know much about the USS Arizona Museum/Memorial and Pacific Aviation Museum. I learned a lot from the experience. For example, the Japanese pilot responsible for bombing the USS Arizona later crash landed on one of the islands of Hawaii. When the pilot was found, he was brought in for questioning. Another thing I learned was that if the bomb had impacted on the oth- er side of the deck the Arizona would have survived.The things I learned from that trip are endless, and I am now much more aware of how the United States became involved in World War II and how our involvement in this conflict began with the attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. I also learned how it ended with the Japanese surrender on board the deck of the USS Missouri in September, 1945. By YM/Pvt Nathanael Cline Douglas County (CO) During last December’s trip to Hawaii, Douglas County Young Marines had the op- portunity to sleep aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. I’m sure everyone was exited to board the ship; I was a little eager myself, but by then I was thrilled the moment we first got aboard. The managers of the ship gave us a tour of the port and starboard sides of the ship and everything in between. We explored every nook and cranny. When we were finally done, we ate chow and then we hit the rack. When I was starting to get drowsy, I just could not believe we were actually sleeping on a ship. When day broke, we had to clean our racks and had not a single scratch on the bed as usual. We then got to go swimming at Pyramid Rock. This trip was so amazing. Bunking Aboard the USS Missouri Young Marines Observe the 74th Anniversary of America’s Entry into World War II at Pearl Harbor An exceptional opportunity to learn about the attacks of December 7, 1941 ESPRIT ONLINE | Page 18