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Yellowstone National Cemetery will host Pearl Harbor Day ceremony Saturday

Saturday marks 78th anniversary of attack
Posted at 4:09 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 20:22:57-05

BILLINGS — The Friends of the Yellowstone National Cemetery announced Friday that they will be holding a Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony at noon Saturday at the Yellowstone National Cemetery outside of Laurel.

The ceremony will have Color Guard, keynote speaker and other dignitaries, the group said in a press release.

Saturday will mark 78 years since the attack on the Pearl Harbor Naval Station in Honolulu, Hawaii.

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked the naval station, killing 2,403 Americans and injuring 1,178.

Gov. Steve Bullock issued a proclamation Friday ordering all flags statewide to be flown at half-staff Saturday to observe National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

"On this 78th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor those American patriots who lost their lives on that fateful day, and reaffirm our commitment to the ideals of freedom and liberty for which all who serve this great nation, then and now, swear to uphold and protect."

The following is a list of Montana Service members killed in action at Pearl Harbor:

  • Lloyd Naxton Daniel, petty officer first class, Navy - Park County
  • Jerald Fraser Dullum, petty officer third class, Navy - Lewis and Clark County
  • Lowell Bruce Jackson, seaman second class, Navy - Silver Bow County
  • Joseph Henry Marling, seaman second class, Navy - Granite County
  • Donald Meagher, corporal, Army Air Corps - Cascade County
  • Carlo Anthony Micheletto, sergeant, Marine Corps - Richland County
  • Earl Leroy Morrison, seaman first class, Navy - Richland County
  • George Robert Morse, seaman second class, Navy - Missoula County
  • Emil Oliver Ronning, coxswain, Navy - Choteau County
  • Harold Hugh Scilley, petty officer second class, Navy - Carbon County
  • William Lawrence Sellon, seaman second class, Navy - Missoula County
  • George David Smart, coxswain, Navy - Lake County
  • Lewis Stevens Stockdale, ensign, Navy - Deer Lodge County