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It’s an early morning in Kajaki, Afghanistan, when shots are fired.  

A platoon of Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines are awakened by the sound of mortars impacting their position near the Helmand river at Patrol Base Georgetown.  

Without time to fully dress, these Marines rush outside to engage the enemy.

This is the real footage from that attack.

(Video footage from 2nd Marine Division (FWD) Combat Camera)

Sailors stand amid wrecked planes at the Ford Island seaplane base, watching as USS Shaw (DD-373) explodes in the center background, 7 December 1941. USS Nevada (BB-36) is also visible in the middle background, with her bow headed toward the left. Planes present include PBY, OS2U and SOC types. Wrecked wing in the foreground is from a PBY. 
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.
Click here for more photos, videos and articles about the Pearl Harbor attacks.

Sailors stand amid wrecked planes at the Ford Island seaplane base, watching as USS Shaw (DD-373) explodes in the center background, 7 December 1941. USS Nevada (BB-36) is also visible in the middle background, with her bow headed toward the left. Planes present include PBY, OS2U and SOC types. Wrecked wing in the foreground is from a PBY. 

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

Click here for more photos, videos and articles about the Pearl Harbor attacks.

Photo of the Day: A U.S. Marine lays a wreath at the Pentagon 9/11 observance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011, honoring the 184 victims killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon during a terrorist attack 10 years ago. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Photo of the Day: A U.S. Marine lays a wreath at the Pentagon 9/11 observance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011, honoring the 184 victims killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon during a terrorist attack 10 years ago.
DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Jon Connor was stationed at the Pentagon, and was in the building when the plane crashed into the building on September 11th, 2001.  Hear his incredible story as he recounts his experience during that massive American tragedy that changed the country and defined a generation.

Scrambled on Sept. 11:
The voice of a Boston Center controller came across Maj. Martin Richard’s F-15 Eagle radio on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
“There’s something going on in New York,” the controller said. “I think you guys need to get back to your base.”

Scrambled on Sept. 11:

The voice of a Boston Center controller came across Maj. Martin Richard’s F-15 Eagle radio on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

“There’s something going on in New York,” the controller said. “I think you guys need to get back to your base.”

“When 9/11 happened I had just transferred from USS Newport News (SSN 750) to Submarine Group Seven, Yokosuka, Japan,” said then-Senior Chief Electronics Technician Rafael Perez. “I was in the Navy Lodge with my family, and my sponsor woke me up at about 11:30 p.m. Yokosuka time and told me to turn on the TV. He told me that our country was under attack.  After that, our lives changed forever.”

“When 9/11 happened I had just transferred from USS Newport News (SSN 750) to Submarine Group Seven, Yokosuka, Japan,” said then-Senior Chief Electronics Technician Rafael Perez. “I was in the Navy Lodge with my family, and my sponsor woke me up at about 11:30 p.m. Yokosuka time and told me to turn on the TV. He told me that our country was under attack.  After that, our lives changed forever.”

The Department of Defense is honoring the actions of dedication, valor, strength, service and resilience demonstrated by the American people and the Armed Forces throughout the last ten years after September 11th, 2001. Read more here.
(Photo courtesy of Navy All Hands magazine)

The Department of Defense is honoring the actions of dedication, valor, strength, service and resilience demonstrated by the American people and the Armed Forces throughout the last ten years after September 11th, 2001. Read more here.

(Photo courtesy of Navy All Hands magazine)

Zachary Laychak is pictured here with his father, David Laychak, who died in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Laychak is now a 19-year-old college student. Read his story here.(Courtesy photo)

Zachary Laychak is pictured here with his father, David Laychak, who died in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Laychak is now a 19-year-old college student. Read his story here.
(Courtesy photo)