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Remembering Pearl Harbor
Capt. Michael Nortier, left, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Commanding Officer, was the guest speaker at the Pearl Harbor Commemoration on Friday, Dec. 6. Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ 129, in conjunction with the Pearl Harbor Survivors’ Association Cascade Chapter 5, held the Pearl Harbor Commemoration ceremony on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Seaplane Base. VAQ-129 Command Master Chief Greg Renick introduced Gayle Vyskocil and Lorene Pevota (holding a wreath), widows of Pearl Harbor Navy survivors, prior to laying the wreath at a USS Arizona Memorial replica in remembrance of the 2,395 military members and civilians killed in the surprise attack by Imperial Japanese Navy forces on Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 1941.