Photo history of the USS Arizona from her birth to her final resting place.
An assortment of USS Arizona Memorial photos past and present.
Collection of photos of the men and life onboard the USS Arizona.
The 2016 reunion, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be held December 1-9 2016 in Hawaii at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort. Currently, 5 of the 6 known living Survivors will be attending. We hope to see everyone there!
Clarendon Robert Hetrick
Clarendon "Clare" Hetrick, a survivor of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, passed away April 18th in a Las Vegas hospital. He was the youngest of the seven living crew members of the battleship USS Arizona. Hetrick enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940, and was assigned as a mess cook on the USS Arizona. He survived the Japanese attack on the Arizona, and went on to serve as a torpedo plane mechanic aboard USS Saratoga during World War II. After the war, he transferred to the United States Air Force, serving for another 10 years before retiring in 1961.
21 Apr 2016
Rebuilding a 16 year old website from the ground up is a daunting task. In September, our entire website was lost due to financial issues. Thanks to the donations made by our viewers we are back and luckily all photos and stories were backed up on several portable hard-drives. It will take months to restore everything but it will be accomplished.
The silver lining in the cloud is this website will be better than ever! Regular progress updates will be posted here. On May 23 we suffered another blow when our website was hacked. Backups were able to restore older information but, once again, the galleries have suffered. We hope to have those restored again within a few weeks.
The Nease Family thanks you for your patience and continued support during this website restoration. ~N. Nease
24 May 2016
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