USS Makin Island Marks 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

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Command Master Chief Steven Alt, left, and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) Sgt. Major Scott Pile participate in a wreath laying ceremony aboard the USS Makin Island.

The crew of the San Diego-based USS Makin Island, now on deployment, honored the memory of those killed at Pearl Harbor 70 years ago today with a wreath-laying ceremony. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in what became the defining moment of the United States' entry into World War II.