On the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy posthumously awarded the Bronze Star medal for valor to Chief Boatswain’s Mate Joseph L. George.
George, who died in 1996, is credited with heroically saving the lives of several sailors aboard the USS Arizona.
#USNavy posthumously awards Bronze Star Medal for valor to Joseph L. George, then a Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class, for saving the lives of several USS Arizona Sailors during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor - https://t.co/yIN7JlPxCA #PearlHarbor76 @USNHistory pic.twitter.com/PnFwbZQM8u
— U.S. Pacific Fleet (@USPacificFleet) December 2, 2017
Donald Stratton, who was one of the sailors saved by George, helped petition the Navy for a medal to be awarded.
"He saved six people's lives and he didn't get anything," said Stratton in July.
Pete Hegseth, who served in Iraq, and Ainsley Earhardt reacted on 'Fox & Friends."
Hegseth emphasized that for Stratton and the others who were saved, the memory of who saved them will be forever "burned on their brains."
"He'll never forget that guy," he said.
Earhardt said the people who were saved went on to start families, meaning "generations" of people were impacted by George's actions on Dec. 7, 1941.
Today, our entire nation pauses to REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR—and the brave warriors who on that day stood tall and fought for America.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2017
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