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Posted: 10/4/2004 11:11:48 PM EST
Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Sept. 30, 2004)



Chief Petty Officer's assigned to various commands in the Hawaii area, salute as the remains of Chief Machinist's Mate Anthony Francis Czarnecki are taken aboard the USS Arizona Memorial to be entombed.

Czarnecki and his brother Stanley both served aboard the battleship USS Arizona (BB-39). Czarnecki and his brother were among 36 sets of brothers assigned to Arizona during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Czarnecki's brother was killed in the attack and Czarnecki's last wish was to be returned to USS Arizona to be with his brother and shipmates upon his passing.



Navy Region Hawaii Command Master Chief Luis R. Cruz and Force Master Chief Michael Banko, present flags to David and Tony Czarnecki, the sons of Chief Machinist's Mate Anthony Francis Czarnecki during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the USS Arizona Memorial.

U.S. Navy photos by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Victoria A. Tullock
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 11:32:48 PM EST

"Czarnecki and his brother Stanley both served aboard the battleship USS Arizona (BB-39). Czarnecki and his brother were among 36 sets of brothers assigned to Arizona during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Czarnecki's brother was killed in the attack and Czarnecki's last wish was to be returned to USS Arizona to be with his brother and shipmates upon his passing. "


Salute!

Thank you sir for serving! Your reunion with your brother was a long time coming. God Bless you, and hold you both.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 11:40:38 PM EST
We lose more and more Hero's every day....



God speed to you sir!
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