Augusta warrior project to honor war veterans on pearl harbor anniversary

Augusta, Ga. (WJBF)-Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Just before 8 a.m. on December 7th, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter jets attacked U.S. ships at a naval base near Honolulu. Twenty of those ships were destroyed, and more than 2,000 American soldiers and sailors were killed.To commemorate those events 75 years ago, The Augusta Warrior Project is honoring those veterans that served in World War II with a special luncheon. AWP and the Augusta Richmond County Historical Society will continue their yearly tradition of honoring veterans who fought for our country during World War II. George Trusler, who served as a Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp Reserve, is among one of the honorees. He was only 17-years-old the day that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
One week later he joined the Marines and served in World War II for four years. He says he’s grateful for the opportunity to serve his country.
“I can’t tell you how good it feels, it’s great to be 92-years-old and in good health. It’s always appreciated when someone recognizes what you’ve done for yourself, your family, and your country.”
Today George turns 92 on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. The ceremony will start at noon at the Elks Lodge on Elks Court. Twenty veterans throughout the CSRA will be honored during the ceremony.

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