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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Friday's Photo: Pearl Harbor Survivors, Whit Bryan and Bob Brunner - 1991

Bob Brunner and Whit Bryan at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Norfolk, VA
December 7, 1991. 

This is a photo of my father, Whit Criswell Bryan and fellow Pearl Harbor
 Survivor, Bob Brunner, following a memorial service for the 50th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Dad and Bob were both assigned to the Mobile Hospital #2 at Pearl Harbor only two weeks before the attack on December 7, 1941. 

Dad died in 2001 and Bob in 2013. There will be few survivors at next week's services to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

To read more about Dad and Bob in Pearl Harbor check out Pearl  HarborRemembrance Day 2011.

Dad's and Bob Brunner's names were
added to the monument pictured
below in 2001. 
The Pearl Harbor memorial was built and dedicated in 1990 on theJoint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.  An expansion to the monument was completed in 2001 which includes 184  names of known local survivors of the attack.

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Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn

"Pearl Harbor survivors to hold remembrance ceremony at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story" 30 November 2016. Web. 2 Dec. 2016. <>.

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