Pearl Harbor, the Wisconsin connections

CREATED Dec 7, 2011

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MILWAUKEE - Wednesday brings the 70th anniversary of one of the greatest disasters in American history, the bombing of Hawaii's Pearl Harbor by Japanese planes.

That event brought American into the Second World War, a war they eventually joined in winning after the sacrifice of millions of Americans, British, Soviet and other allies' military members.

Newsradio 620 WTMJ and TODAY'S TMJ4 have done many stories about local heroes connected to World War II and Pearl Harbor, along with opportunities to visit the memorial there.

Click on the related story links to the left and read those stories, including many from the Newsradio 620 WTMJ Honor Flight series by Jon Byman and Jodi Becker.

Also, click on the video link to see an archived story from December 2009, when Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jay Sorgi joined the Wisconsin Badgers football team as they saw the Pearl Harbor national monument days before the 68th anniversary..