Pearl Harbor decisions

Dear Editor:On Dec. 7, 1941, it was a terrible day in Pearl Harbor. It has been stated that 1,177 Marines and sailors died in and around the Arizona ship. But who decided to leave the Arizona underwater with the men trapped inside? Was it military or civilian or both? Also, didn't any mother and father object to leaving their son underwater in the Arizona? I'm sure some the parents wanted their sons brought back close to home. I would! I have never seen any documentary about this decision. I have never seen or heard anything about this question in the media either. -- Mike Sandoval, Downey

********** Published: December 8, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 34