West Loch disaster victims honored

MC2 Somers Steelman

Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii

Service members from all branches of the military gathered on the U.S. Army Logistics Support Vessel 2, the Chief Warrant Officer 3 Harold C. Clinger, for the 73rd West Loch Disaster Remembrance Ceremony, May 20, hosted by the U.S. Army’s 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

The youngest service members from the Navy, Air Force, Army, Marines and Coast Guard lay a wreath in the water to honor the West Loch victims as a sign of respect and remembrance at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

On May 21, 1944, 163 personnel died and 396 were injured in what was the second-largest tragedy of Pearl Harbor during the war.

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