Press Releases
 
Pearl Harbor Hero Finally Gets Official Recognition

USA, 8 December 2017 -- The tale of the USS Arizona is a tragic one, but thanks to the heroics of one man, it didn’t claim quite as many lives as it could have. Joseph George, a Chief Boatswain on the USS Vestal, was finally recognized for his heroic actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor nearly 76 years after the event. George passed away in 1996, but on December 4, 2017, the United States Navy announced it would honor him with a Bronze Star for rescuing six Arizona crew members.

For over three-quarters of a century, George’s heroism went unrewarded, perhaps due to the fact that, in order to save the men, he disobeyed direct orders.

1,177 crewmen were killed when the USS Arizona exploded and sank.

Tied to the Arizona, the Vestal was at risk of being dragged down by the mighty battleship, so the order was given to sever the lines connecting the two ships. As George went to carry out this task, six crewmen of the Arizona, stuck on a tower and clearly injured, caught his attention. Their cries for help reached across the water and George threw a line to the men, who made their way to safety on the Vestal.

For the last 76 years, those he rescued weren’t willing to abandon their dream of getting him the formal praise he earned.

Lauren Bruner and Donald Stratton were two of the USS Arizona survivors who fought for Joe George to finally receive an award for his bravery. Though they had a meeting in the summer of 2017 with President Donald Trump, and enlisted the support of US Senators, George received praise, but no award.

Finally, on December 4, 2017, the Bronze Star honoring Joe George’s heroic actions was presented to his family on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

About the Pearl Harbor Visitors Bureau: The Pearl Harbor Visitors Bureau was established to promote Pearl Harbor Tours as a premier Hawaii tourism activity. This mission is achieved by strategic marketing and building partnerships with various Pearl Harbor entities, tour companies, and other local businesses.

Contact:
Daniel Garcia

1 Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, HI 96818
Ph: 808-626-5369

Pearl Harbor Visitors Bureau
visitpearlharbor.org



# # #


Submitted by datwriterguy on Friday, 8 December 2017 at 12:18 AM
Category: Government & Policy
 
Related News

HCS Software and Services Market Expected to Reach Approximately US$1.1 Bn by 2022-End
Monday, 6 Aug 2018

Risk Management in Information Technology Systems
Friday, 27 Jul 2018

Develop Helpful Web Design To Improve Visibility & Conversion in Digital Marketing
Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018

Chartwell Speakers - We Represent the World's Top Financial Speakers
Friday, 20 Jul 2018

Roland Peterson, an expert in logistics and transportation
Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018

Related Events

Concealed Carry Permit Class at Sportsman's Warehouse (OR Permit) - Spokane
Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018

Concealed Carry Permit Class at Sportsman's Warehouse (OR Permit) - Spokane
Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018

Concealed Carry Permit Class at Cabela's - Farmington
Friday, 7 Sep 2018

Concealed Carry Permit Class at Cabela's - Acworth
Friday, 7 Sep 2018

Concealed Carry Permit Class at Sportsman's Warehouse - South Jordan
Saturday, 8 Sep 2018

Latest News

Lakefront Property Maine Main Considerations
Friday, 17 Aug 2018

The Positive aspects of Receiving a Deep Tissue Massage
Friday, 17 Aug 2018

Top of the line roof cleaning in Naples
Friday, 17 Aug 2018

Surgical Loupes and Cameras Market to Expand with Significant CAGR During 2026
Thursday, 16 Aug 2018

Raphaël Grandjean
Thursday, 16 Aug 2018

 
Want to get your press releases, event listings, and job ads on Scoopasia? Register now for a FREE account or login if you already have one!
Scoopasia v1.0b. Copyright © 2018
Today is Friday, 17 August 2018

About Scoopasia | FAQ | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Press Releases
Event Listings
Job Listings
Arts & Entertainment
Architecture & Construction
Automotive & Travel
Business
Consumer Technology
Economy
Education
Enterprise Technology
Food & Fashion
Government & Policy
Health Care & Medical
Legal/Law
News & Media
Religion
Science & Research
Sports & Fitness
Login / Register
Get Scoopasia through RSS Feeds & Email Notifications!


Journalist's Toolbox
Hello journalist, welcome to Scoopasia--a powerful online resource for media information in Asia. Scoopasia has press releases and media events for every beat and industry. All content on Scoopasia is 100% FREE. You don't even need to login!

  • Scoop Line
    (Instant Information Request)
    The easiest way to ask questions and request information from the PR community.


  • Advanced Search
    Drill down, dig deep, for media information the way you want it.

  • Journalist's Resources
    Resources and tools you can't do without.

  • PR Tools
    Scoopasia Blog Search
    Search the largest handpicked collection of Asia's most prominent and influential blogs.


    Resources
  • PR Bookmarks
  • Web 2.0 Bookmarks
  • Media Bookmarks

    More Coming Soon...

  • Upcoming Events
  • Rheumatology Board Review CME Conference - San Francisco 2018
  • FIBO CHINA 2018
  • The Quest for Spirituality in Modern Art
  • Singapore Night Festival 2018
  • 15th Annual Oncology Update CME Coverage of the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting

  • Latest Jobs
    Sorry, there are currently no entries posted here.