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PHOTOS: Remembering Pearl Harbor

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In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, sailors on a small boat rescue a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (AP Photo)


This morning marked the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the surprise attack that propelled the United States into World War II. The attack killed 2,390 service members and 49 civilans. Memorials are happening all over the country today and you can read about the ceremony happening in Hawaii here.

Chicago Sun-Times reporters Lauren FitzPatrick, Stefano Esposito and Tina Sfondeles were on hand as the city laid hero firefighter Capt. Herbie Johnson to rest today.

FitzPatrick and Sfondeles covered the scene through words and images on Twitter. Click through to see their observations and a look at some of the responses and prayers offered up by Chicagoans paying respect to Capt. Johnson.

Family and friends gathered this morning at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office to mourn fallen firefighter Capt. Herbert Johnson who died last night from injuries sustained battling a South Side blaze. Sun-Times reporter Lauren FitzPatrick was on hand and shot the below videos.

Below: Johnson family spokesman Dan McMahon speaks on Herbert Johnson's death.


Below: Tom Ryan, President of Local 2 of the Chicago Firefighters Union, pays tribute to Johnson

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