Flags at Half Staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Governor Scott Walker has ordered flags to fly at half-staff
today in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and an Appleton veteran who died in the 1941
attacks. More than 2,000 American military personnel and 68 civilians died in Japan’s surprise aerial attacks on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

That included US Navy Seaman 1st Class William Bruesewitz of
Appleton, who was assigned to the USS Oklahoma. That ship capsized and sank
after being hit multiple times by the Japanese. Only 35 of the 429 that died on
that ship were identified in the years immediately following the attack, but
this past April – Bruesewitz’s remains were accounted for. 

He will be buried
with full military honors in Arlington
National Cemetery
in Virginia

Nearly 400 other sailors and Marines will be laid to rest in cemeteries
across the country on the 77th anniversary of the attack.