When the smoke cleared, 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded according to wikipedia.com.
As local attorney Kaliste Saloom stated on Facebook earlier today (12/07/21), many people locally may not realize that in the attack, 26 sailors from Louisiana were killed.
Mr. Saloom, a incredibly knowledgeable WWII buff should know. His father, the late Judge Kaliste Saloom, was a WWII veteran.
In a Facebook post that begins "80 years ago today, this Date in Infamy...", Mr. Saloom pays tribute to a Lafayette sailor "Felix Ducrest and 25 other Louisianians who died on the USS Arizona that day."
Mr. Saloom then lists the names and ranks of the 26 Louisiana sailors who lost their lives 80 years ago today.
Louisiana Sailors Killed on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor:
NAME RANK SERVICE HOME
ARLEDGE, Eston SM2c USN Louisiana
ARNAUD, Achilles F3c USN Louisiana
ARNOLD, Claude Duran Jr. F3c USN Louisiana
ASHMORE, Wilburn James S2c USN Louisiana
AYDELL, Miller Xavier WT2c USN Louisiana
CLARK, Malcolm BKR3c USN Louisiana
DAVIS, John Quitman S1c USN Louisiana
DUCREST, Louis Felix S1c USN (Broussard) Louisiana
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