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Pearl Harbor veteran recalls day of attack

Dec. 7 was called a date that would live in infamy, and 71 years later its chilling memory remains etched in the minds of local survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

It was a normal, warm day in Hawaii for Walter ­Maciejowski, stationed a few miles away at ­Schofield ­Barracks in Honolulu. The 20-year-old had made breakfast plans with fellow soldiers ­before going to sleep, but a few hours later, ­Japanese planes would soar over Pearl Harbor, spreading destruction.

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