Pearl Harbor survivors gather at site to remember attack 75 years later

(NBC News Channel)

(NBC News) Hundreds of survivors are gathering in Pearl Harbor this morning to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack that pulled the United States into World War II.

"We looked in the sky we see all these aircraft's circling with the rising sun insignia it it was just disbelief," recalls Pearl Harbor veteran Jack Holder. "Fear, anger...disbelief."

Nineteen ships were sunk or run aground during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, but the most significant toll was the 2,403 Americans who lost their lives, a loss that draws their shipmates back here 75 years later.

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